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Randomized Controlled Trial of Lymphoblastoid Interferon-α for Chronic Hepatitis C; Early Disappearance of HCV RNA is Essential for Sustained Response

  • Shinichi Kakumu
  • IFN Treatment Group of Affiliated Hospitals of the Third Department of Internal Medicine
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Abstract

Interferon (IFN) therapy has been shown to be efficacious in some patients with chronic hepatitis C [1–4]. In responders, normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels and disappearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) from serum continues for several years and probably permanently after IFN. Such a response is called sustained response, and has been thought to benefit the prognosis of the patients.

Keywords

Chronic Hepatitis Sustained Response Million Unit Sustained Response Rate Sustained Responder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Kakumu
    • 1
  • IFN Treatment Group of Affiliated Hospitals of the Third Department of Internal Medicine
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of Internal MedicineAichi Medical UniversityNagakute-cho, Aichi-gun, AichiJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya University School of MedicineJapan

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