Reduction in neutrophil count during hepatitis C treatment: drug toxicity or predictor of good response?
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow suppression is a well-recognized toxicity of the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Reduction of the peginterferon dose because of neutropenia is common in clinical practice. However, reduction of peginterferon dose during the first weeks of HCV treatment is associated with failure to achieve sustained virological response. AIMS: The objective of this study is to investigate whether the fall of neutrophil count during hepatitis C treatment is associated with achiev...Expand abstract
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