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Interferon-based Simeprevir Therapy for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Viral Infection

Mitsuyoshi Suzuki, Kei Minowa, Hitoshi Tajiri

Abstract

Interferon-based simeprevir therapy showed high efficacy and tolerability in children with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection. While direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) therapy are undergoing study in children, this regimen is considered an available therapeutic option for selected patients in countries where DAAs have not yet been approved.

Key words. Peginterferon, Ribavirin, Direct-acting antivirals, Hyperbilirubinemia, Shorter treatment time

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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