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Favorable and Unfavorable Factors for Retreatment of Hepatitis C

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Table 1. Favorable and Unfavorable Factors for Retreatment of Hepatitis C

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FactorFavorableUnfavorable
Adapted from Darling et al.(8)
Previous treatment regimenIFN monotherapyIFN + RBV
Previous response to therapyRelapse, partial responseNull response
Genotype2 or 31
Serum HCV RNALowHigh
RaceCaucasian, Hispanic, AsianAfrican American
Stage of fibrosisMinimalAdvanced or cirrhosis
Prior treatment adherencePoor (if reversible factors)Complete
Patient motivationHighLow