Abstract IFN monotherapy for acute hepatitis C can be supported, but a strategy taking into account both baseline (clinical presentation, genotype, HIV coinfection) and early (spontaneous viral decay) virologic response should be developed from carefully conducted, controlled prospective studies comparing a “wait and see strategy”, and different schedules of PEG IFN monotherapy to optimize adherence and costs and to reduce the number needed to treat. The price of the ultimate success of therapy for AVH due to HCV, i.e. a stable and definitive clearance of HCV with no residual liver disease in the long term, should not be paid by a high number of patients who are treated needlessly.

CRAXI', A., & LICATA, A. (2006). Acute hepatitis C: in search of the optimal approach to cure. HEPATOLOGY, 43, 221-224.

Acute hepatitis C: in search of the optimal approach to cure.

CRAXI, Antonio;LICATA, Anna
2006

Abstract

Abstract IFN monotherapy for acute hepatitis C can be supported, but a strategy taking into account both baseline (clinical presentation, genotype, HIV coinfection) and early (spontaneous viral decay) virologic response should be developed from carefully conducted, controlled prospective studies comparing a “wait and see strategy”, and different schedules of PEG IFN monotherapy to optimize adherence and costs and to reduce the number needed to treat. The price of the ultimate success of therapy for AVH due to HCV, i.e. a stable and definitive clearance of HCV with no residual liver disease in the long term, should not be paid by a high number of patients who are treated needlessly.
CRAXI', A., & LICATA, A. (2006). Acute hepatitis C: in search of the optimal approach to cure. HEPATOLOGY, 43, 221-224.
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