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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0168-8278(02)00162-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-271
  • Keywords: delta hepatitis, treatment, famciclovir, hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA, hepatitis delta virus RNA, B VIRUS, LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION, LAMIVUDINE, INFECTION, PENCICLOVIR, ANTIGEN, REPLICATION, INTERFERON, INHIBITION, PATTERN
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.