Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 5th, 2009
"The combination of subcutaneously administered pegylated interferon and oral ribavirin is the FDA-approved regimen for the treatment of chronic HCV infection. Combination therapy may result in a sustained virologic response leading to HCV eradication, with a reduction in risk for cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, and hepatocellular carcinoma.9,10 However, the combination of PEG-IFN and ribavirin does not universally result in cure in all patients who undergo treatment," wrote K.A. Forde and colleagues, University of Pennsylvania.
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