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2019 Mar 29

Acta Med Port



Experience of a Portuguese Center: Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C.


Falcão F, Lopes C, Viegas E, Perez R, Aldir I, Farinha H, Carvalho A, Mirco A, Marques S, Bana E Costa T, Miranda A C, Lebre L, Peixe P, Chagas C, Mansinho K, Correia J M
Acta Med Port. 2019 Mar 29; 32(3):189-194.
PMID: 30946789.


In late 2014, Portugal implemented a national program for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C with directacting antiviral agents. This program has made Portugal one of the first European countries to implement a structured measure of treatment to eliminate this serious public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.