Interferon therapy for patients more than 60 years of age with chronic hepatitis C.


Nineteen patients aged > 60 years with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) received interferon (IFN) therapy and a complete response (CR) was achieved by five of them (26%). The incidence of CH with severe fibrosis in this elderly group was significantly higher than in another 52 patients with CHC who were < 60 years of age (the younger group; P < 0.05). There was no… (More)