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The 2014 Hepatology Society of the Philippines consensus statements on the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.

Author

Stephen N. Wong,
Jane R. Campos,
Ian Homer Y. Cua,
Jade D. Jamias,
Madalinee Eternity D. Labio,
Judy L. Tan,
Janus P. Ong,
Angela D. Salvaña,
Arlinking O. Go,
Diana A. Payawal

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University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

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Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Practice Guide/Clinical Practice Guidelines
Title
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
January-March 2015
Volume
53
Issue
1
Page(s)
1-16

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a devastating disease that is increasingly being diagnosed among Filipinos, especially in at-risk populations. There are disease-specific nuances in the evaluation and management of this infection. Furthermore, advances in the field brought about by clinical research are rapidly moulding the way we evaluate and manage HCV patients. Evidently, consensus statements formulated by experts in the field are needed in order to serve as a guide to physicians who see HCV patients in the clinic. With this in mind, the Hepatology Society of the Philippines spearheaded the formation of these statements which aimed to address issues in the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with HCV infection.
Recommendations on the specific tests to perform in the evaluation of HCV patients before, during and after treatment, and first-line treatment of patients with acute and chronic HCV infection were provided. Treatment algorithms for chronic HCV infection, divided according to viral genotype, were also devised. We acknowledge the limitations brought about by the local inavailability of some drugs/treatment regimens in the local setting at the time of the formulation of these statements. As such, these statements will be revised as soon as new data become locally applicable.


 

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