[On the brink of a new era in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in Denmark].

Abstract

Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has for more than a decade been based upon use of pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin. Sustained virologic response rates are in general at a moderate level and severe adverse effects are frequent. With the introduction of direct acting antivirals (DAA) we now face the possibility of interferon-free treatment with higher response rates and less severe adverse effects. However, the costs of the DAAs are high presenting an additional economical burden to the health sector calling for necessary priorities to be taken.

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@article{Eiset2014OnTB, title={[On the brink of a new era in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in Denmark].}, author={Andreas Halgreen Eiset and Maibritt Provstgaard Holm and Peter Derek Christian Leutscher}, journal={Ugeskrift for laeger}, year={2014}, volume={176 30} }