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Acute or Chronic
Jul 10, 2001

Is there a way to determine a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, acute or chronic? If so how? Can a determination of the initial virus diagnosis being acute or chronic still be determined after 8 mos of treatment of rebretron-interferon. I am responding to the treatment very well.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

If you are already being treated for hepatitis C, your doctor has already done blood tests to determine that it is chronic. Any infection that isn;t recent should have a positive "IgG" antibody test for the diisease in question. That means that you should have a positive hepatitis C IgG test. Treatment will not alter that.

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