Interferon monotherapy for dialysis patients with chronic hepatitis C: An analysis of the literature on efficacy and safety Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antiviral Agents
  • Hepatitis C, Chronic
  • Interferons
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Renal Dialysis

abstract

  • Our analysis suggests that interferon monotherapy is more effective in patients on dialysis than in patients with normal renal function. Interferon monotherapy is associated with more adverse events in dialysis patients. The optimal dose and duration of interferon monotherapy and selection criteria of dialysis patients need to be studied further in clinical trials.

publication date

  • July 2003

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12873587

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1610

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 98

number

  • 7