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MAIA, Marta. The identity of The patient with cronic hepatitis C . Arq Med [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.3, pp.71-74. ISSN 2183-2447.

The treatment of hepatitis C consists of a bitherapy of pegylated interferon and ribavirin. This treatment causes numerous and strong side effects. In this context, I tried to evaluate the perception that the patient has of himself and of the others, the influence of the illness, of the treatment and the cure not only in his daily life but also in his identity as a patient. The investigation assembles on testimonies in internet discussion forums and interviews of patients found at these forums.

Keywords : patient; hepatitis c; treatment; cure; identity; internet; experience.

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