Protease Inhibitors Drug Resistance Mutations in Turkish Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

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Altunok E. S. , SAYAN M., AKHAN S., AYGEN B., YILDIZ O., Koruk S. T. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.50, pp.1-5, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Drug resistance development is an expected problem during treatment with protease inhibitors (PIs), this is largely due to the fact that Pls are low-genetic barrier drugs. Resistance-associated variants (RAVs) however may also occur naturally, and prior to treatment with Pls, the clinical impact of this basal resistance remains unknown. In Turkey, there is yet to be an investigation into the hepatitis C (HCV) drug associated resistance to oral antivirals.