Hepatitis C treatments don't seem to work as well in African Americans

Hepatitis C treatments don't seem to work as well in African Americans...as in other racial and ethnic groups.

Peginterferon alfa-2b (PEG-Intron) and ribavirin (Rebetol) is effective in 52% of whites...but only 19% of African Americans.

Researchers used to think the difference was due to the type of hepatitis C virus that's more common in African Americans...but now researchers are rethinking this theory.

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