Predictors of response to pegylated interferon treatment in HBeAg-negative patients with chronic hepatitis B


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GÜÇLÜ E., Tuna N., Karabay O., Akhan S., Bodur H., Ceylan B., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.8, no.12, pp.1601-1608, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.4953
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1601-1608

Abstract

Introduction: Although pegylated interferons (pegIFNs) alpha-2a and alpha-2b have been used in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) treatment for many years, there are few studies concerning predictors of sustained virologic response (SVR) to pegIFN therapy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the predictors of response to pegIFN treatment in cases with HBeAg-negative CHB infection.