Quantitative analysis of hepatitis C virus RNA in serum during interferon alfa therapy.

@article{Hagiwara1993QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of hepatitis C virus RNA in serum during interferon alfa therapy.},
  author={Haruo Hagiwara and Norio Hayashi and Eiji Mita and Tetsuo Takehara and Akinori Kasahara and Hideyuki Fusamoto and Takenobu Kamada},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={877-83}
}
BACKGROUND Interferon alfa is effective for controlling disease activity in chronic hepatitis C. However, many responders suffer relapse after cessation of therapy. In the present study, the serum concentration of hepatitis C virus RNA was correlated with a sustained response to interferon therapy. METHODS Fifty-three patients with chronic hepatitis C received a 26-week course of interferon alfa. Hepatitis C virus RNA was quantitated in serum at the beginning and end of treatment using a… CONTINUE READING

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