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Autoimmune Hepatitis Genetics

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autoimmune hepatitis

is autoimmune hepatitis genetic or hereditary ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is suspected that some patients may have a genetic predisposition, but it is not known for sure. There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis. One can develop in people of any age. The other type, usually develops in only girls or young women and... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need... Read more »

Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genetic Test to Give Clues on Treatment of Hepatitis C

Today, Rockville, Md.-based Celera Genomics plans to announce it has developed a new genetic test that will help predict which hepatitis C-infected patients will suffer liver scarring and thus are most in need of treatment. While experts differ in... Read more »
TheBody.com

Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

Being infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges no matter who you are. For instance, HCV has nowhere near the wealth of treatment options that we have for HIV. The HCV meds that are available can cause harsh side effects, and in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Use HIV Database Technology to Create Hepatitis C Genetic Database

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have used technology developed for HIV databases to create an Internet-based hepatitis C genetic database, the AP/USA Today reports. Researchers at the lab began working on the HIV databases 20... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Celera Hepatitis C Test Gets European OK

A new test that maps the genetic structure of the hepatitis C virus has received European approval, biopharmaceutical and genetic technology company Celera Genomics Group said on Tuesday. The HCV Genotype Assay was created for use with the ABI Prism... Read more »
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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... Read more »

H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »