Study links hepatitis C viral response to improved survival

12/26/2012 | HealthDay News

Patients with hepatitis C and advanced liver fibrosis who achieved sustained viral response for six months after treatment had a nearly four times lower risk of death from all causes than those whose viral load was not suppressed for at least six months. The rate of liver transplantation and liver failure was also significantly lower among those who had sustained viral response than those without it. The study involved 530 patients.

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