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HCV-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis: triple/dual antiviral treatment and/or rituximab? Reply to the comment by Ignatova et al
  1. David Saadoun,
  2. Patrice Cacoub
  1. AP-HP, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Département de Médecine Interne et d'Immunologie clinique, Centre national de référence maladies systémiques et autoimmunes rares, DHU Inflammation, Immunopathologie, Biothérapie, Université Paris VI—Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Saadoun, Département de Médecine Interne et d'Immunologie clinique, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 84, boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris 75013, France; david.saadoun{at}psl.aphp.fr

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We thank Ignatova and colleagues1 for their interest in our work regarding peginterferonα-ribavirin/protease inhibitor combination in hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia vasculitis (HCV-MC),2 and in bringing new elements up for discussion.

Ignatova et al emphasise the priority to clear the virus in HCV-MC. They reported 65 patients with HCV-associated MC vasculitis who were treated with conventional immunosuppresive drugs only (n=30), monotherapy with interferon-alfa (n=9) or rituximab (n=8) or peginterferon-alfa/ribavirin±rituximab …

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