A rational approach to the management of hepatitis C infection

Dusheiko, G.M., Khakoo, Salim I., Soni, P. and Grellier, L.A. (1996) A rational approach to the management of hepatitis C infection. British Medical Journal, 312, (7027), 357-364. (doi:10.1136/bmj.312.7027.357). (PMID:8611836).


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Summary points

The natural course of chronic hepatitis C is not fully defined. A range of disease exists—from mild asymptomatic infection with few consequences to serious disease with dire sequelae. Pretreatment assessments of viral load and genotype or serotype may help in predicting response. It is difficult to indicate the prognosis for younger patients with mild disease; they may need to be considered for treatment, so that the opportunity to avoid later disease is not forfeited.It is not yet clear whether patients who are more responsive to interferon have a better prognosis

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/bmj.312.7027.357
ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
1468-5833 (electronic)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions : Faculty of Medicine > Clinical and Experimental Sciences
ePrint ID: 337598
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
10 February 1996Published
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 13:05
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337598

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