Blood cell, liver function, and response changes by PEG-interferon-alpha2b plus ribavirin with polaprezinc therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

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PURPOSE Zinc has been reported to ameliorate hematologic side effects and improve liver function. In addition to its various effects, zinc supplementation in chronic hepatitis C patients with genotype 1b of high viral load enhanced the response to interferon (IFN) monotherapy. This study was aimed at clarifying whether zinc could improve hematologic side… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12072-007-9029-y

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