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HEPPigram: One Approach to HCV Treatment

August/September 2002

This flow chart is for patients with chronic HCV infection who are eligible for treatment. At present, the only difference for HIV and HCV co-infected patients with genotype 2 or 3 is that the duration of treatment is unclear. See "Editor's Letter" in this issue.

HEPPigram: One Approach To HCV Treatment
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  1. Pt has consistently abnormal ALT with positive HCV PCR (see the "Genotype" section in "Recommendations for Those on the Frontline Against Hepatitis C" in this issue).

  2. Some experts suggest a liver biopsy for all cases.

  3. Biopsy can be considered at this point, but NIH guidelines may be silent.

  4. See NIH Treatment Guidelines for specific treatment recommendations.

  5. Current practice is not the same as FDA labeling.

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