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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Deferasirox Can Improve Liver Fibrosis, Necroinflammation
This improvement occurred independently of patients’ treatment response as measured by liver iron concentration, which suggests that some of the drug’s benefit is independent of its iron-clearing ability. The improvements also were seen regardless of patients’ hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody status at baseline, said Dr. Deugnier of University Hospital Pontchaillou in Rennes, France, and his associates (Gastroenterology 2011 October [doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2011.06.065]).