Intrahepatic and peripheral blood virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity is associated with a response to combination IFN-a and ribavirin treatment among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection*

SUMMARY. This report describes an association between intrahepatic and peripheral blood cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) activity present prior to receiving treatment, and a response to combination interferon-a (IFN-a) and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

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