VIENNA — Patients with hepatitis C genotype 3 and compensated cirrhosis had higher rates of sustained virologic response after treatment with Epclusa and ribavirin than with Epclusa alone or combined Sovaldi and Daklinza with ribavirin.
Kate Drysdale, MBBCh, from the Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom, presented data gathered from a national registry of patients with hepatitis C in England. According to Drysdale, HCV treatment within this registry is dictated by local prioritization and the lowest cost of acquisition determines choice of direct-acting antivirals.
Drysdale and colleagues analyzed registry data on 37,693 patients with HCV. Of the 14,603 adult patients treated with DAAs with a per protocol 12-week outcome, 13,959 achieved sustained virologic response for an overall SVR rate of 95.59%.