Response to interferon alpha treatment and disappearance of cryoglobulinaemia in patients infected by hepatitis C virus.

@article{Cresta1999ResponseTI,
  title={Response to interferon alpha treatment and disappearance of cryoglobulinaemia in patients infected by hepatitis C virus.},
  author={P Cresta and Lucile Musset and Patrice Cacoub and Lionel Frangeul and Damien Vitour and Thierry Poynard and Pierre Opolon and Duong Tony Nguyen and Franck Golliot and Jean Charles Piette and J. M. Huraux and Françoise Lunel},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={122-8}
}
BACKGROUND Mixed cryoglobulinaemia is closely associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. AIM To assess in a prospective open study the efficiency of interferon alpha treatment of cryoglobulinaemia, as reflected by the disappearance of cryoglobulins and clinical manifestations of the disease, and to analyse the factors predictive of a response to interferon. METHOD Eighty seven consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis C treated for the first time with interferon at a dose of 3 x… CONTINUE READING
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