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What is the status of interferon for treating acute hepatitis C? Has rebetron been used for this as well?


Dr.Chung writes--

We have successfully used interferon monotherapy and rebetron for acute HCV for courses of about 6 months. In general, I think it reasonable if pts can tolerate it to try to use best available chronic therapy for acute, so we are now moving toward PEG + ribavirin treatment.

At the recent DDW Conference study results were reported on treating acute HCV. Here is the link to that report on the NATAP web site: Two Studies Find Benefit in Treating HCV During Acute Infection. RC Ask our Experts All Questions