Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Saturday, 10 / 16 / 2021

Abstract

Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Children Less than 12 Years of Age in Developing Countries

Sina Aziz

Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan

 Abstract

The treatment of hepatitis c virus (HCV) infection in children is difficult as few options are available. The standard therapy is combination pegylated interferon (PEG–IFN) a-2a or 2b and ribavirin, and the duration of therapy depends on HCV genotype. New oral drug therapies available for adults have still not been approved for treatment in children. Here, we review the causes of HCV infection in children, the therapeutic options for children, and the side effects of these treatments. The problems faced by physicians managing HCV infection in children less than 12 years of age in a developing country are also discussed.

Doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2014.00034
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2014 vol. 2 Pages:247-252
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