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Sorry to bother you!
Sep 6, 2000

Dear doctor, I am a hep B sufferer. is there a cure for it? if so, what is the medicine? if not, how long will you expect a cure to come in the future? thank you very much. kitty

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Kitty,

It is no bother, I am happy to help. There are 2 medications approved for hep B now interferon and lamivudine. Both provide a cure rate of about 35-40%. There are many new drugs on the horizon too. You should be evaluated for your liver disease by a liver specialist now and then make an informed decision. DTD

Dealing with which first?
Treat now or wait for Peg?

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