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Hepatitis C Interferon Treatment Effect On Thyroid

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
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Effectiveness of Pegasys towards Genotype 1a Hepatitis C

Dear Expert,My daughter was diagnosed with Genotype 1a hepatitis C. She get it from blood transfusion when she was born prematurely. Now she is 25 and thinking about joining a trail (if qualify) for getting pegylated interferon alfa-2a with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, the standard treatment for hepatitis C is pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The therapy is difficult and not everyone that is infected needs to be treated. The Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect, what is it from? Problems hearing clearly, a side effect? Solutions?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A hot spot on your leg could be related to an injection site reaction. If you did not inject here before, I would contact your doctor to be seen for a possible "cellulitis" - a skin infection. Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to Read more »

Benign symmetrical lipomatosis associated with hepatitis-c and interferon therapy

A couple of months after I started Interferon therapy for Hep-C I started developing painful nodules in my abdomen and along my ribs. My doctor stopped the Interferon for 8 weeks to see if they would go away. They didn't so he started me again. The...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I have not heard of this happening from interferon. I would contact the manufacturers and see if they have had any case reports. Don't know any treatment other than removal either. Read more »
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

... Therapy After Therapy References This document was designed to give providers practical information about anti-hepatitis C treatment. It includes links to other related electronic documents on this site, as well as the Patient... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...later in the section, " Living With HCV/HIV Coinfection ." Deciding Whether to Treat HCV Deciding whether or not to treat hepatitis C is an individual and complex decision. Some people really need HCV treatment now. It may be a bridge until... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High-Dose Interferon Effective in Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...A researcher in Japan has found that interferon (IFN) treatment may be effective for both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Hideji Hanabusa, working at Ogikubo Hospital in Tokyo, assessed the efficacy of high-dose IFN therapy Read more »
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HCV Treatment and Monitoring Guide

...interferon is injected three times a week, while pegylated interferon is taken once a week. There are two types of pegylated alpha interferons: peg-interferon alfa-2a and alfa-2b. The major difference between the two is how they are dosed. The... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
...AL HOSPITAL POR TRANFUSIONES DE SANGRE SIETE VECES HASTA QUE SE ME FUE. QUERIA SABER SI ALGUIEN USO INTERFERON PARA TRATAR LA HEPATITIS C CON CUANTOS T-CELLS EMPEZO EL TRATAMIENTO Y LOS RESULTADOS QUE OBTUVO CON EL TRATAMIENTO. GRACIAS Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... 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 »