Insulin resistance and geographical origin: major predictors of liver fibrosis and response to peginterferon and ribavirin in HCV-4.

@article{Moucari2009InsulinRA,
  title={Insulin resistance and geographical origin: major predictors of liver fibrosis and response to peginterferon and ribavirin in HCV-4.},
  author={Rami Moucari and M-P Ripault and Michelle Martinot-Peignoux and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Voitot and A-C Cardoso and Christiane Stern and Nathalie Boyer and Sarah Maylin and Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Nicolas-Chanoine and Michel Vidaud and Dominique Charles Valla and Pierre Bedossa and Patrick Marcellin},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={1662-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 (HCV-4) is increasing in prevalence in Western countries. However, little is known about the severity of the disease and response to treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the predictors (logistic regression) of severe fibrosis (METAVIR score F3-F4), and sustained virological response (SVR) to peginterferon and ribavirin in 226 consecutive HCV-4 patients (Egyptians 40%, Europeans 35% and Africans 24%). PATIENTS AND METHODS Insulin… CONTINUE READING

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