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This is an observational, multicenter, nationwide study where information will be collected on the follow-up of patients with chronic hepatitis C who have a viral response at the end of treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin (administered according to the directions on the products' labeling). No administration of treatment is planned as a result of study enrollment.
Patient enrollment will be sequential to avoid patient selection bias attributable to the investigator. Each site must enroll 7-8 patients to achieve the calculated sample size so that study objectives can be met.
Patients will be selected by the investigator during the last days of treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin. Only those patients with a viral response at the end of treatment who sign the informed consent form are eligible.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Peginterferon alfa-2b (SCH 54031), Ribavirin (SCH 18908)
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:21:35-0400
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