Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 2nd, 2005
Study 1: Hepatitis C can persist in patients deemed sustained virological responders.
"It is unclear whether the current antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection results in complete elimination of the virus, or whether small quantities of virus persist. Our study group comprised 17 patients with chronic HCV who had sustained virological response (SVR) after interferon/ribavirin treatment," investigators in the United States report.
"Serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were collected 2 to 3 times at 3- to 6-month intervals...
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