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Treatment of chronic viral hepatitis C in children and adolescents: UK experience

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Aim: To review the efficacy and tolerability of pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin for treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in children in the UK. Methods: Retrospective review of children treated for CHC in 3 UK paediatric specialist liver centres between 2005 and 2010. Data on viral response to treatment, demographic and clinical details were collected. Treatment outcome was assessed by the absence of detectable viral RNA in blood 24 weeks after treatment - sustained viral response (SVR...

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Volume:
99
Issue:
6
Pages:
505-510
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
URN:
uuid:74d4cc90-df47-4804-be3a-e6c607a60706
Source identifiers:
469849
Local pid:
pubs:469849
Language:
English

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