Ethnicity and cytokine production gauge response of patients with hepatitis C to interferon-alpha therapy.

Abstract

Interferon is the primary treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, the long-term success rate is low particularly for African Americans relative to Caucasians and may be due to differential immune abilities. This study compared cytokine production from PHA-stimulated peripheral blood from 25 healthy and 40 HCV-infected African Americans and… (More)

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@article{Kimball2001EthnicityAC, title={Ethnicity and cytokine production gauge response of patients with hepatitis C to interferon-alpha therapy.}, author={Pamela M. Kimball and R. K. Elswick and Melvin A. Shiffman}, journal={Journal of medical virology}, year={2001}, volume={65 3}, pages={510-6} }