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hepatitis C
Aug 26, 2001

I have two of my brothers living with me, one is recovering from Polyarthritus and has been taking Predizone for 3 years, his adrenal glands are non-active and has two operations for bowl disfunction, and just recently disconnected his illistomy (forgive my missed spelled terms). I now have my other brother who is an alcoholic and now said when he was in rehab, they tested him, and he has Hep C !! How would this Hep C effect my older brother?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Only if blood of your HCV+ brother get in contact with open wounds or laceration of your other brother.It is not trasmitted by casual contact.Dont worry about this,it seems you have already enough problems in your hands!



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