Efficacy of interferon alpha-2b and lamivudine combination treatment in comparison to interferon alpha-2b alone in chronic delta hepatitis: A randomized trial
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Background and Aim: Delta hepatitis is characterized by rapidly progressive liver disease with adverse prognosis in most patients. Patients benefit from high doses and prolonged courses of interferon (IFN) therapy; however, lamivudine as a single agent has been disappointing. Data relating to the efficacy of IFN and lamivudine in combination is limited. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of IFN-alpha 2b and lamivudine combination treatment in comparison to IFN-alpha 2b alone in patients with chronic delta hepatitis.
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