• Medicine
  • Published in FP essentials 2014

Hepatitis C: existing and new treatments.

  title={Hepatitis C: existing and new treatments.},
  author={Julius Metts and Lesley Carmichael and Winfred Kokor and Robert Scharffenberg},
  journal={FP essentials},
The decision about when and how to manage hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is based mainly on viral genotype, degree of liver fibrosis, and the relative benefits of using current treatments or waiting for new and more effective treatments to become available. Until 2011, management typically involved combinations of pegylated interferon and ribavirin. This resulted in a sustained viral response (ie, undetectable HCV RNA level 6 months after treatment) in less than half of patients with the… CONTINUE READING