Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 1st, 2005
"Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with interferon (IFN)-alpha and ribavirin has hematotoxic effects. We evaluated the effects of four different IFN/IFN-ribavirin treatment regimens on hematopoiesis," scientists writing in the journal Gut report.
"Hematopoiesis was studied in 133 patients with chronic hepatitis C receiving IFN-alpha2b alone (group A) or in combination with ribavirin (group B), pegylated IFN-alpha2a (group C), or pegylated IFN-alpha2b (group D) in combination with ribavirin," M. Schmid and colleagues, University of Vienna said.
"At week 4,...
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