|women and immune response
Apr 7, 2003
I read somewhere that women generally have a better response to Hep treatments. Without sounding sexist, do women have better immune systems than men? And if so, why is it so? (More T cells, more overall lymphocytes?)
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Women do indeed have better immune systems than men. They also get more auto immune diseases because of that tendency. However in the analysis of hepatitis C treatment when analyzed for weight then the advantage of female sex in treament went away. DTD
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