Chronic hepatitis C responds poorly to combination therapy in chronic hepatitis B carriers


Senturk H., Tahan V., Canbakan B., Uraz S., Ulger Y., Ozaras R. , ...More

NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.66, pp.191-195, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-195

Abstract

Background: The effect of conventional interferon-based therapy of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) dual infection is controversial. Yet, no studies have been carried out into pegylated interferon treatment for chronic HBV/HCV coinfection. We aimed to evaluate the response rate and side effects of conventional or pegylated interferon combined with ribavirin on chronic HBV/HCV coinfection therapy.