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Commentary on: The optimal Dose of Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C: From Literature Evidence to Clinical Practice

Mortada El-Shabrawi 1 , * and Mona Isa 1
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1 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
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  • Hepatitis Monthly: February 01, 2013, 13 (2); e7867
  • Published Online: February 28, 2013
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: August 22, 2012
  • Accepted: September 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.7867

To Cite: El-Shabrawi M, Isa M. Commentary on: The optimal Dose of Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C: From Literature Evidence to Clinical Practice, Hepat Mon. 2013 ;13(2):e7867. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.7867.

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