Immediate virological response predicts the success of short-term peg-interferon monotherapy for chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Yada2010ImmediateVR,
  title={Immediate virological response predicts the success of short-term peg-interferon monotherapy for chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Masayoshi Yada and Akihide Masumoto and Naoki Yamashita and Kenta Motomura and Toshimasa Koyanagi and Shigeru Sakamoto},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={1506-11}
}
AIM To investigate the efficacy of short-term peg-interferon (PEG-IFN) monotherapy for chronic hepatitis C patients who achieved an immediate virological response. METHODS Defining an "immediate virological response (IVR)" as the loss of serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA 7 d after the first administration of PEG-IFN alpha, we conducted a 12-wk course of… CONTINUE READING