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Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria

On-line version ISSN 2013-6463Print version ISSN 1575-0620


MAZANA, J.S.. Interferon treatment of chronic hepatitis C: Basic immunobiology and immunopathology of the liver. Rev. esp. sanid. penit. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.16-22. ISSN 2013-6463.

This article reviews the main aspects of chronic hepatitis C (epidemiological, genomic related to enhanced molecular understanding of the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus, HCV) especially standard therapy with pegilated interferon α and ribavirin. Emphasis is also placed on the immune response of the liver to HCV and the assessment of liver fibrosis via transient elastography.

Keywords : Hepatitis C; Chronic; Interferon-alpha; Ribavirin; Liver; Liver Cirrhosis; Spain; Prisons; Hepacivirus.

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