Aug 11, 2003
I have HCV 1A, was on Alpha interferon and rebetrol for 9 mths took me off because count went back up. Have been off for almost a year and recent Alt came back fine. Still HCV detectable was told I would not respond to interferon based treatment. Any suggestions or is there anything new that might help. Thanks...your column is great.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Actually that is not true. If you responded and relapsed, your chances are quite good of responding around 40%. Even if you never responded at all, treatment with Peg and RBV will have about an 11% chance of a cure! If your biopsy requires it, then you should go ahead. Good luck! DTD
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