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Acta Médica Peruana

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DIAZ FERRER, Javier. An update in the therapy of hepatitis C. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.4, pp.208-212. ISSN 1728-5917.

Hepatitis C is a communicable disease caused by 6 genotypes of the hepatitis C virus, and this condition may have a variable response to therapy. Viral particles are 30-38 nm long, they have an envelope and single-stranded RNA. The virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family. Hepatitis C is a severe public health problem. It has been estimated that the rate of infected persons in most of the countries lies between 1,5 to 3 per cent, and its therapy is quite complex.

Keywords : Hepatitis C; public health; therapy.

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