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Re: ONE MORE QUESTION - - LIVERY BIOPSY+STOPPING THE SPEAD OF HEP. C Virus
Jun 7, 2004

Doctor Dieterick,

In reference to your answer posted June, 2nd.

In your answer to my father's condition you said 'The severity of the biopsy indicates that we should consider maintenance treatment with half dose"

Does he take a break before maintenance therapy? or does he start now by stopping his ribavirin and go with 90mcg pegsys dosage? Would the maintenance therapy help reduce the virus and stop the damage to the liver - cirrohosis?

Thank you so much again.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Yes to both. There is no reason to wait now and the whole idea with maintenance is to reduce the fibrosis and scarring in the liver. DTD



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