n South African Gastroenterology Review - South African Hepatitis C management guidelines : guidelines




Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES The South African Gastroenterology Review - March 2005 18 South African Hepatitis C management guidelines European Union approved Summary of Product Characteristics, The United States approved Package Insert and South African experience. 2. PATIENTS SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT All adults with confirmed chronic hepatitis C qualify for treatment. Treatment is recommended for patients with an increased risk of developing cirrhosis. Histological assessment as well as other factors such as quality of life, age, co-morbidity and virological factors will influence the risk-benefit ratio of treatment and must therefore be included in the treatment decision. General Therapeutic Objectives The primary aim ..


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