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Hepatitis C And Pancreatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...Didanosine and tenofovir should not be used together, especially in patients with a high viral load and a low CD4 count. Some patients have had serious side effects related to high levels of didanosine. Ribavirin (used to treat hepatitis C) increases didanosine levels and increases the risk of side effects associated with didanosine. People should not take both ribavirin and didanosine.
Ask the Experts

HEPATITIS C

Dear Doctor,Just to remind the case 46 years old, endocrinologist, thalassemia syndrome, hepatitis c and a liver translplantation 5 years ago).He is under interferon and ribavirin therapy. Today as I feel extremely anxious I have the below...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is diffuse disease by ultrasound, but fortunately, there is no focal mass to suggest hepatocellular carcinoma nor signs of decompensation (ascites). You will want to review the volume flow of the portal vein and hepatic artery with your... Read more »

treatment with history of pancreatitis

I have a history of pancreatitis extending over 10 years. I can go six to twelve months without an attack, then have two or more in a month.These attacks are severe enough for me to require hospitalisation and narcotic based painkillersExperts cant...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...raising a possible alternative approach of using a NNRTI with a protease inhibitor (should a conventional approach not work well).Hepatitis C may be a confounder to the situation, though this depends a lot on whether or not you have HCV viremia... Read more »

drinking on meds

dear dr, can i still party and take my hiv meds every day? is drinking a bad problem, and how many drinks can i have a day without any problems? also do you think there will be a cure for hiv is it possible in the future? many people say you can,t...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Moderate drinking (2 or less drinks per day) is generaally OK unless you have hepatitis C infection, a damaged liver, a history of pancreatitis, or on drugs predisposing you to pancreatitis (such as ddI + d4T + hydroxyurea). Read more »

asymptomatic elevated pancreatic amylase(pancreatitis)

i am puzzled.i am a GP in Zimbabwe and have been helping a close relative with their HIV TREATMENT,now 8 months.She was initially commenced on a combination consisting of 3TC/NVP& d4T with initial cd4+ count of 187,slightly high urea & creatinine.2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Amylase elevations can be non-specific--in the US we rely more on the lipase levels to evaluate pancreatitis if that is available to you. 3TC can cause pancreatitis is a small % of patients so that is a consideration from what information Read more »
Articles
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Study Finds Association Between Hepatitis B and Pancreatic Cancer

...hepatitis B exposure had a 7-fold increase in pancreatic cancer risk, compared to controls. No association was observed between hepatitis C exposure and pancreatic cancer. The authors noted that past studies have reported the presence of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Ups Liver Cancer Risk, Study Confirms

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection - already known to increase the risk of liver cancer - also increases the risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds Association Between Hepatitis B and Pancreatic Cancer

...compared 476 patients who had pancreatic cancer with 879 healthy patients. All participants were tested for exposure to HBV or hepatitis C. Among the cancer patients, 7.6 percent had had HBV, two times higher than the 3.2 percent of cancer-free... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »