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October 28, 1998

Shutting Down Hepatitis C . . .

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JAMA. 1998;280(16):1393. doi:10.1001/jama.280.16.1393-JQU80007-3-1

Higher daily doses of interferon alpha may be more effective than standard treatment for patients with hepatitis C, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and collaborators elsewhere have reported that, in a group of 23 patients with hepatitis C, daily doses of 10 million or 15 million units for 2 weeks were the most effective in decreasing viral load. The standard treatment approach is 3 million units of interferon three times a week.

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