Chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 6 infection: response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin.

  title={Chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 6 infection: response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin.},
  author={James Yan-Yue Fung and Ching-lung Lai and Ivan F.N. Hung and John Young and Charles Cheng and Danny Wong and Man‐Fung Yuen},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={198 6},
BACKGROUND To date, no study has evaluated pegylated interferon for the treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 6. We aimed to determine the efficacy of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for treating infection with genotype 6 versus genotype 1. METHODS Forty-two patients chronically infected with HCV (for genotype 1, n = 21; for genotype 6, n = 21) were treated with pegylated interferon alpha-2a (n = 20) or alpha-2b (n = 22) combined with oral ribavirin for 48… 

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