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Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Patients with HCV-related cirrhosis are frequently seen in clinical practice when the diagnosis is established either clini-cally when signs of chronic liver disease are evident, or histo-logically when liver biopsy is performed as part of the assess-ment of patients with HCV infection. It continues to be debat-able whether cirrhotic patients should receive antiviral therapy. Those who propose treatment state that eradication of HCV is the main goal of antiviral therapy thus limiting the spread of HCV infection and stress that cirrhosis is not a permanent in-jury that cannot be reversed. Opponents of antiviral therapy in patients with cirrhosis state that such treatment produces very low virological response rates in the face of a reportedly high incidence of side effects.

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