Sustained resolution of fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C despite viremic relapse after stopping pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy.

Liver Transplantation (Impact Factor: 3.94). 03/2007; 13(2):309-11; author reply 312. DOI: 10.1002/lt.21019
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