|ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES FOR LIVER BIOPSY
Dec 22, 2002
Im from Greece and i have hepatitis c(genotype 3a) what is the best treatment and what medicines are recomended for this type of hepetitis??? Are there any alternative procedures for liver biopsy???
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Pegylated interferon and ribavirin are the best treatments. For genotype 3a your chances of a cure are about 80%. Many people do not advise a biopsy for genotype 2 and 3 because your chances are so high of a cure, so if you want to be treated you probably can go ahead. Unfortunately there are no alternatives to biopsy at this time. Good luck! DTD
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