Management of chronic hepatitis C infection in children.

@article{Porto2012ManagementOC,
  title={Management of chronic hepatitis C infection in children.},
  author={Anthony F. Porto and Lauren K Tormey and J K Lim},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={113-20}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Chronic hepatitis C infection remains a global public health burden and has important clinical implications due to progressive liver fibrosis and development of cirrhosis and its complications. The role of antiviral therapy in infected children is an area of controversy due to an indolent clinical course in the majority of children, and a low likelihood of viral eradication in response to an intensive interferon-based treatment course that is associated with a wide spectrum of… CONTINUE READING
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