Validation of hepatitis C virus infection by using Interferon Therapy

  • Christina Antoniassi
Keywords: Interferon Therapy, Chronic infection, hepatitis C virus, Treatment


Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most common infections worldwide. The number of patients with chronic hepatitis due to HCV infection is estimated at 170 million worldwide, 2.7 million in the United States, and1.2millionin Japan. HCV infection is one of the important causes of hepatocellularcarcinoma, and in addition, are lationship between HCV infection and disorders other than liver disease— such as mixed cryoglobulinemia, diabetes mellitus,and lichen planus—has been suggested.