Peter Gregory

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  • ANTI-VIRAL TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B VIRUS-INFECTION .1. CHANGES IN VIRAL MARKERS WITH INTERFERON COMBINED WITH ADENINE-ARABINOSIDE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES SCULLARD, G. H., Pollard, R. B., Smith, J. L., Sacks, S. L., Gregory, P. B., Robinson, W. S., Merigan, T. C. 1981; 143 (6): 772-783

    Abstract:

    Twenty patients with chronic active hepatitis and 12 patients with chronic persistent hepatitis associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were treated with human leukocyte interferon or adenine arabinoside alone or in combination. With interferon alone, four of 16 patients showed a permanent disappearance of HBV-associated DNA polymerase (DNAP) activity from serum. Of six patients treated with adenine arabinoside alone, only one patient became permanently DNAP-negative. With a regimen of multiple cycles of combined interferon and adenine arabinoside, seven of 16 male patients became permanently DNAP-negative. Of 69 patients who met the criteria for admission to the program, spontaneous decreases in DNAP activity without treatment were observed in only 9% during a mean observation period of 10 months. In general, patients with chronic active hepatitis, those who are female, and those with a history of recent steroid therapy responded to the antiviral agents significantly better than did the other patients.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981MA30400003

    View details for PubMedID 6166691

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