High rate of spontaneous clearance of acute hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection.

@article{Lehmann2004HighRO,
  title={High rate of spontaneous clearance of acute hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection.},
  author={Marc Lehmann and Manuela F Meyer and Masyar Monazahian and Hans L Tillmann and Michael P. Manns and Heiner Wedemeyer},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={387-91}
}
Treating acute hepatitis C with interferon alpha prevents chronicity in nearly all cases when therapy is initiated within 3 months after infection. However, 15-50% of untreated patients may clear the hepatitis C virus (HCV) spontaneously. Therefore, factors are needed to identify patients prior to therapy who have a higher or lower risk for developing a chronic course to avoid unnecessary treatment. The role of the HCV genotype for spontaneous recovery from acute hepatitis C has been discussed… CONTINUE READING

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