Table 3

Response to interferon (IFN) in patients with (group 1) and without (group 2) cryoglobulins

Group 1 (n=43)Group 2 (n=44)Total (n=87)p Value
At the end of IFN
Biochemical response27 (63)23 (52)50 (57)NS
 Virological response18 (42)12 (27)30 (34)NS
 Immunological response17 (40)17 (40)NS
 Virological response and immunological response12 (28)12 (28)NS
After the end of IFN
Sustained biochemical response9 (21)9 (21)18 (21)NS
 Sustained virological response6 (14)8 (18)15 (18)NS
 Sustained immunological response6 (14)6 (14)NS
 Sustained virological response and immunological response6 (14)6 (14)NS
  • The values in parentheses are percentages.