Earlier loss of hepatitis C virus RNA in interferon therapy can predict a long-term response in chronic hepatitis C.

To distinguish responders from non-responders early in interferon (IFN) treatment would be beneficial in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Those patients unlikely to respond would be spared the cost and hazard of prolonged treatment. Forty-three chronic hepatitis C patients who had received IFN-alpha therapy (6-9 MU; six times weekly for 2 weeks followed… CONTINUE READING