Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 22nd, 2003
"Studies of the kinetics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) decline during interferon (IFN)-based therapy have led to insights into treatment efficacy. However, the kinetics of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme used as a surrogate of liver damage, have not been closely monitored, and it is not known if they correlate with those of HCV RNA. Here we describe the associations between ALT and HCV dynamics," scientists in the United States report.
"We analyzed 35 patients treated daily with 10 mIU IFN-alpha2b with or without ribavarin for 28 days followed by standard...
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