Baseline viral load - a predictor of treatment response in advanced hepatitis C

  title={Baseline viral load - a predictor of treatment response in advanced hepatitis C},
  author={I. Ivanova and I. Kotsev and M. Atanassova and A. Atanassova and B. Manevska and Ivan Y. Krasnaliev and T. Chervenkov and S. Balev},
PURPOSE: The stage of liver disease and genotype of hepatitis C virus (HCV) are well-defined predictors for therapeutic success in chronic hepatitis C. This study aimed at assessing the prognostic role of baseline viral load for response to antiviral therapy in genotype 1 infected patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study covered a total of 163 patients with hepatitis C, 93 of them with absent, mild or septal fibrosis (F0-F2) and 70 cases with bridging fibrosis (F3) or cirrhosis (F4). Viral… Expand
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