Famciclovir treatment of chronic delta hepatitis


Yurdaydin C., Bozkaya H., Gurel S., Tillmann H., Aslan N., Okcu-Heper A., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.266-271, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0168-8278(02)00162-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-271

Abstract

Background/Aims: Interferon is the only established therapy for chronic delta hepatitis and alternative treatment options are an urgent need. Since successful treatment of a case of post-transplant delta hepatitis with the nucleoside analogue famciclovir had been reported, a pilot study was undertaken to evaluate the use of famciclovir in the treatment of chronic delta hepatitis.