Volume 2, Issue 11: Hepatitis C and Host Genetics

e-Viral Hepatitis Review is a monthly CE series for nurses, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the care of patients with viral hepatitis. It provides updates on the latest research, best practices, and issues currently under debate, as well as a concise review of relevant journal literature.

(Volume 2, Issue 11)


Target Audience

Nurses and health care professionals involved in the care of patients with viral hepatitis.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Explain the potential for host genetic factors to cause interindividual effects on the course of infectious disease in general and on hepatitis C in particular.

  • Identify the likely cause of ribavirin-induced anemia as reported among some patients with hepatitis C.

  • Discuss the impact of IL28B-associated genetic variation on response to both interferon (IFN)-based and IFN-free therapy.


Additional information
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
Registration opens: 
Registration closes: 
Nikolaus Jilg, MD
Research Fellow
Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Raymond T. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology
Harvard Medical School
Vice Chief of Gastroenterology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC


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