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Alcohol, Hep C, and Interferon Treatment
Nov 25, 2006

My wife is 54 years old with Hep C. We have known for 7 years. Geno type 1a, viral count low, liver biopsy 0-1. She is considering interferon treatment, but still drinks. What advice do you have/ Should she take treatment?

Response from Dr. McGovern

With a very low fibrosis score, she certainly has options. She could try treatment and sees if she has a rapid viral load response at four weeks which would predict a very high chance of cure.

She should certainly keep alcohol intake to a minimum (? one drink a day may be okay)

She can also wait to see the development of the new HCV drugs which are making progress.



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