Effectiveness of chronic hepatitis C treatment with direct-acting antivirals in the Public Health System in Brazil.

Citation data:

The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, ISSN: 1678-4391, Vol: 22, Issue: 4, Page: 317-322

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
30036490
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjid.2018.06.004
Author(s):
Holzmann, Iandra; Tovo, Cristiane V; Minmé, Roseline; Leal, Mônica P; Kliemann, Michele P; Ubirajara, Camila; Aquino, Amanda A; Araujo, Bruna; Almeida, Paulo R L
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
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Medicine
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article description
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is one of the major causes of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplantation. Treatment using direct-acting antivirals has revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C virus, increasing long-term prognosis after cure. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of direct-acting antivirals in a Public Health System in southern Brazil.