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Hepatitis C | CDC Recommendations for Treatment with Interferon

Purpose:

To treat a patient with chronic viral hepatitis C (HCV) infection with interferon alpha using CDC criteria.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, prevention

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Alpha interferon can be used to treat patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) if they meet certain criteria. The following are the recommendations from 1998 for its use. As new therapies become available, changes in these recommendations can be expected.

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