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Affects of steroid use when patient has Hep C
Jul 15, 2009

Will taking oral steroids cause Hep C viral load to increase again after treatment?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not recommend steroids during HCV therapy, because it can lead to increased virus in the bloodstream. However, if you have already been treated and cured of hepatitis C infection, this should not be an issue.

treatment of increased ALT after 4 yrs of therapy with combination INF and ribavarin
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