Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 22nd, 1998
Researcher Maureen M. Jonas and colleagues from Boston's Children's Hospital found, however, that half the children in their study treated with interferon alpha (INF-(alpha)) experienced weight-loss as a result of therapy.
"The children were offered nutritional supplements when weight loss was more than 5 percent of baseline body weight," Jonas et al. wrote ("Interferon-Alpha Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Children," Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 1998;17:241-246).
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