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Optimal treatment with telaprevir for chronic HCV infection.
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PMID:  23286840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Telaprevir is a recently approved direct-acting antiviral against hepatitis C virus (HCV) that works through inhibition of the NS3/4A serine protease inhibitor.Phase 2b and 3 studies have shown marked increase in sustained virological response rates in both treatment- naïve and treatment-experienced patients with HCV genotype 1 treated with a telaprevir-containing regimen compared with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin alone. The most commonly observed side effects of telaprevir therapy are anaemia to a greater degree than that observed with PEG-IFN/ribavirin alone; eczematous rash, which can be severe in a minority of patients; and anorectal discomfort.
Arun B Jesudian; Ira M Jacobson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  33 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1478-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Liver Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160857     Medline TA:  Liver Int     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Study of Hepatitis C, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.
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