An update in the therapy of hepatitis C

  • Javier Díaz Ferrer Hospital EsSalud Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
Keywords: Hepatitis C, public health, therapy

Abstract

Hepatitis C is a communicable disease caused by 6 genotypes of the hepatitis C virus, and this condition may have a variable response to therapy. Viral particles are 30-38 nm long, they have an envelope and single-stranded RNA. The virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family. Hepatitis C is a severe public health problem. It has been estimated that the rate of infected persons in most of the countries lies between 1,5 to 3 per cent, and its therapy is quite complex.

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Published
2012-12-28
How to Cite
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Díaz Ferrer J. An update in the therapy of hepatitis C. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2012Dec.28 [cited 2022Jul.3];29(4):208-12. Available from: https://amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/1223
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REVIEW ARTICLE