Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in a slow responder: A case for extended therapy

Paul J. Gaglio

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background. A 49-year-old white man presented to his primary-care clinic with fatigue and poor concentration. He had an enlarged liver with a minimally tender edge and was subsequently referred to our liver clinic. Investigations. Physical examination, laboratory investigations (including tests for HCV-RNA, antibodies to hepatitis B surface and core antigens, and HBV-DNA), and liver biopsy. Diagnosis. The patient had chronic hepatitis C infection and was a slow responder to treatment. Management. Administration of pegylated interferon alpha;2b plus ribavirin for 72 weeks. Escitalopram was given to manage his depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalNature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 19 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in a slow responder: A case for extended therapy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this