Viral hepatitis B and C. Cure or treatment?

  • Dimitrios A. Kountouras | kuduras@hol.gr “Mitera” Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

HBV and HCV infections are among the most important global health problems; both represent also the leading cause of cirrhosis and HCC worldwide. HBV treatment cannot be considered cure but effective viral suppression can be achieved and remains the current principal goal of therapy. Talking about HCV treatment today equals to talking about total cure of the patient, with treatments of very high SVR rates, shorter if not shortest duration, minimal risk for resistance, pangenotypic and practically with no serious adverse events, no fibrosis or previous treatment status limitations, but also with a very high cost.

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Published
2014-12-04
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SESSION 3: Multidisciplinary care in haemoglobinopathies and rare anaemias
Keywords:
HBV infection, viral hepatitis B, viral hepatitis C, transmission, worldwide.
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How to Cite
Kountouras, D. A. (2014). Viral hepatitis B and C. Cure or treatment?. Thalassemia Reports, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/thal.2014.4870