Cholesterol and lipoprotein levels as predictors of response to interferon for hepatitis C.

@article{Toyoda2000CholesterolAL,
  title={Cholesterol and lipoprotein levels as predictors of response to interferon for hepatitis C.},
  author={Hajime Toyoda and Takashi Kumada},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={133 11},
  pages={921}
}
TO THE EDITOR: Minuk and colleagues (1) suggest that serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are predictors of response to interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C. To test this finding, we retrospectively compared pretreatment serum cholesterol levels between responders and nonresponders among 63 patients who had participated in our randomized trial (2). As Minuk and colleagues indicated, responders had higher serum cholesterol levels than nonresponders (4.83 0.92… CONTINUE READING

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