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Management and Treatment of Hepatitis C Viral Infection: Glossary

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Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms

Click on an underlined letter to find the terms that start with that letter.

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A

AASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase

anti-HAV: antibody to the hepatitis A virus

anti-HBc: antibody to the hepatitis B core antigen

anti-HBs: antibody to the hepatitis B surface antigen

ANC: absolute neutrophil counts

B

BDI: Beck Depression Inventory

BMI: body mass index

C

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clcr: creatinine clearance

COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPILOT: Colchicine versus PEG-INTRON Long-Term Study

D

ddI: didanosine

DOD: Department of Defense

E

ECG: electrocardiogram

ETR: end-of-treatment response

EVR: early virologic response

F

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

FT4: free thyroxine

G

GCSF: granulocyte colony stimulating factor

H

HCV: hepatitis C virus

Hb: hemoglobin

HbA1C: glycosylated hemoglobin

HBsAg: hepatitis B surface antigen

HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma

Hct: hematocrit

HCV: hepatitis C virus

I

IFN: interferon

K

kD: kilodalton

M

MELD: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease

mcg: microgram

N

NIH: National Institutes of Health

P

PCR: polymerase chain reaction

PEG: polyethylene glycol

PTT: prothrombin time

R

RNA: ribonucleic acid

RCT: randomized controlled trial

RVR: rapid virologic response

S

SC: subcutaneous

SVR: sustained virologic response

T

TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone

U

U: units

V

VA: Veterans Affairs

W

WBC: white blood cell counts