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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 637517, 3 pages
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Large Intestine Histopathology of Pegylated-Interferon-Alpha Plus Ribavirin Treated Chronic Hepatitis C Patients

1Department of Internal Medicine and Hepatogastroenterology, Faculty of Nursing, Helena Venizelou Hospital, University of Athens, Athens 11521, Greece
2Department of Pathology, Hygeia Hospital, Athens 15123, Greece

Received 31 March 2007; Accepted 13 January 2008

Copyright © 2008 Konstantinos D. Pantazis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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