African-Americans with Genotype 1 HCV Respond Poorly to Peginterferon/Ribavirin | GenomeWeb

African-Americans with a difficult-to-treat strain of hepatitis C experience a “significantly lower response rate” than non-Hispanic whites to the drug combination peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin, according to research performed at Duke University Medical Center.

The study, led by Andrew Muir, an assistant professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, showed that 19 percent of blacks infected with the HCV genotype 1 strain responded to the drug combination compared with 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites with the same disease.

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