Abstract:Pegylated-interferon (peg-IFN) and ribavirin combination therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is well known to be associated with significant adverse effects. Several studies have investigated a possible auditory pathway involvement during IFN therapy, but a method to monitor the potential auditory involvement during treatment has not yet been described. The aim of this study is to evaluate possible modifications of the outer hair cell (OHC) function in HCV patients receiving peg-IFN … Show more
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