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26. What is the combined response of treatment between interferon and pegylated interferon?

Here are the results. This is a combined response. He defines that as e-antigen loss, DNA less than 10 to the fifth, and a normal ALT. That occurred in just under 30% at the two different doses of the pegylated interferon. So that’s a pretty good response rate with pegylated interferon. There are now studies underway looking at pegylated interferon plus adefovir and pegylated interferon plus lamivudine. Many of us think that’s where the future of the treatment of hepatitis B is going is to combination therapy.