Patients ineligible for HCV treatment due to age, comorbidities

  • April 20, 2014

LONDON — Age and comorbid medical conditions are the most important reasons patients are ineligible for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection, according to data presented at The International Liver Congress.

Researchers from the University of Bologna, Italy, analyzed conditions for eligibility for treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in 1,118 patients with chronic HCV at 45 Italian health centers.

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