Isolated anti-HBc in chronic hepatitis C predicts a poor response to interferon treatment.


The sustained response to interferon-alpha treatment was evaluated in 147 anti-HCV/HCV-RNA-positive, HBsAg-negative, chronic hepatitis patients, according to HCV genotypes and the presence or absence of anti-HBs and anti-HBc. These patients had been included in a controlled study on the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of three types of interferon-alpha… (More)