Boceprevir in Mexico: Experience in a Series of CasesJosé Antonio Mata-Marín*, Jorge Luis Sandoval-Ramirez, Bulmaro Manjarrez-Tellez, Jesus Enrique Gaytán-Martínez and Alberto Chaparro-Sánchez
Departamento de Infectología adultos. Hospital de Infectología, Centro Médico Nacional “La Raza”, Distrito Federal, México
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jose Antonio Mata Marín
MD., Servicio de Infectología adultos
Hospital de Infectología Centro Médico
Nacional La Raza, Jacarandas esquina
con Seris s/n colonia la raza, México
Tel: + 52-57245900
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 10, 2015 Accepted date: August 01, 2015 Published date: August 7, 2015
Citation:Mata-Marín JA, Sandoval-Ramirez JL, Manjarrez-Tellez B, Gaytán-Martínez JE, Chaparro-Sánchez A (2015) Boceprevir in Mexico: Experience in a Series of Cases. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5: 317. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000317
Copyright: © 2015 Marin JAM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License; which permits unrestricted use; distribution; and reproduction in any medium; provided the original author and source are credited.
There are many new drugs for HCV treatment. First generation protease inhibitors are about to be discontinued. However in developing countries the likelihood of access to these new drugs is vague. As in other poor countries, in Mexico we only have peg interferon and ribavirin for HCV treatment and the costs of the new therapies are hard to fill. This is a report of the outcome in 30 patients who received triple therapy adding Boceprevir to peg interferon and Ribavirin as part of an extended-access program. As described elsewhere Latinos have lower response rates. This is the largest series of cases in Mexico City, and we would like to share this experience with other developing countries.