Treatment of intravenous drug users with chronic hepatitis C: treatment response, compliance and side effects.

@article{Gigi2007TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of intravenous drug users with chronic hepatitis C: treatment response, compliance and side effects.},
  author={Eleni Gigi and Emmanouil Sinakos and T H Lalla and Eleni Vrettou and Eleni Orphanou and Maria Raptopoulou},
  journal={Hippokratia},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={196-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although intravenous drug users (IVDUs) comprise the majority of patients with chronic hepatitis C, most of them are excluded from treatment because of concerns about adherence to treatment and side effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this study we retrospectively evaluated safety, compliance to treatment and efficacy of treatment in IVDUs with HCV infection in 163 former IVDUs with chronic hepatitis C, who were not in methadone substitution and were attending our clinics the period… CONTINUE READING