Anthropometric changes caused by hepatitis C treatment with interferon and ribavirin: which patients and which measures are affected?

@inproceedings{Arajo2017AnthropometricCC,
  title={Anthropometric changes caused by hepatitis C treatment with interferon and ribavirin: which patients and which measures are affected?},
  author={Larissa F Ara{\'u}jo and Mariana de Souza Dorna and L{\'i}via Alves Amaral Santos and Talles Bazeia Lima and Marjorie do Val Ietsugu and Helio Rubens Carvalho Nunes and Sergio Paiva and Giovanni Faria Silva and Xiao-sheng Qi and Fernando Gomes Romeiro},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Chronic hepatitis C causes chronic hepatic inflammation, which can lead to cirrhosis, terminal liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The treatment aims to achieve viral clearance, but the usage of pegylated interferon and ribavirin is linked to side effects such as severe weight loss, which can lead to complications and treatment discontinuation. The aim of this study was to investigate which anthropometric measures were more affected in patients with chronic hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING
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