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The aim of the study is to analyze treatments available for patients infected with genotype (G) 3 hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Poland at the beginning of the interferon (IFN)-free era and evaluate the efficacy and safety of different therapeutic options administered in a real-world setting. We analyzed data of 198 patients who started antiviral therapy after July 1, 2015, and completed it before December 31, 2016; 57.6% of them had liver cirrhosis and 46% were treatment experienced. Fifty percent of patients were assigned to sofosbuvir (SOF)+pegylated IFN alfa (PegIFNa)+ribavirin (RBV), 9% to PegIFNa+RBV, 36% received SOF+RBV, and 5% SOF+daclatasvir (DCV)±RBV. Cirrhotic patients were assigned more frequently to IFN-free regimens. Overall, a sustained virological response was achieved by 84.3% of patients in intent-to-treat (ITT) analysis and 87% in modified ITT analysis. For SOF+PegIFNa+RBV and SOF+DCV±RBV regimens, the sustained virologic response (SVR) rate reached at least 90%, whereas the two other therapeutic options demonstrated efficacy <80%. The SVR rate in noncirrhotics was higher than in cirrhotics, irrespective of regimen. Adverse events were documented in 52.5%, with the most common being weakness/fatigue and anemia. We confirmed effectiveness and safety of the SOF-based treatment in a real-world cohort of patients with chronic HCV G3 infection. Most notably, we demonstrated good tolerability and high efficacy of the SOF+PegIFNa+RBV regimen.
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Name: Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research
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