[Efficacy of combined antiviral therapy with interferon alfa and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C patients with extrahepatic manifestations].

@article{ZarbskaMichaluk2007EfficacyOC,
  title={[Efficacy of combined antiviral therapy with interferon alfa and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C patients with extrahepatic manifestations].},
  author={Dorota Zarębska-Michaluk and Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn and Wiesław Kryczka},
  journal={Przeglad epidemiologiczny},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={551-8}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of treatment with interferon alpha and ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C and extrahepatic manifestations as well as to determine prognostic factors of therapy effectiveness. 179 consecutive naive patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon alpha and ribavirin were studied. 120 patients (67%) presented extrahepatic manifestations. The most frequent were cryoglobulinaemia, thrombocytopenia and thyroid gland… CONTINUE READING