Efficacy of interferon plus ribavirin in the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 5.

@article{Antaki2008EfficacyOI,
  title={Efficacy of interferon plus ribavirin in the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 5.},
  author={Nabil Antaki and Ashwaq E Hermes and Milad Hadad and M Ftayeh and Fadi Antaki and Nasir Abdo and Kamel Kebbewar},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={383-6}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 5 has only been reported in a few countries and treatment response has not been well characterized. Our aim is to present the treatment outcome for HCV genotype 5 patients evaluated at three medical centres in Syria between January 2004 and June 2007. Medical records were reviewed retrospectively. Treatment consisted of ribavirin 1 000-1 200 mg daily plus interferon alpha-2a, 3 MU x 3/week or pegylated-interferon alpha-2a, 180 mug/week. Patients were treated for… CONTINUE READING

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