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Interferon Therapy For Hepatitis C

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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. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Treatment in 2002

My dad tooks injections in the fatty tissue of his stomach. this treatment was new then im... Read more »

CD4 Depression

In your experience, or professional opinion, if a patient has never been 200 within 6 months of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Companies Developing Hepatitis C Medicines for People Who Do Not Respond to Interferon Therapy

...Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ' recent conference in Boston presented data on current and emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus, particularly those who do not respond to traditional treatment, Investor's Business Daily ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiation of Methamphetamine Abuse During Interferon Treatment

...treatment: initiation of crystal methamphetamine abuse." The patient, a male, 48, with previously diagnosed depression, began interferon therapy for hepatitis C in June 2003. He completed a full course of interferon and achieved a sustained... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

..., 2 Some laboratories will give values merely as a range (eg >800,000 IU/ml). Since a "2-log reduction" after 12 weeks of interferon therapy often requires precise knowledge of pretreatment viral load, practitioners may ask their referral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions 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 »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... 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 »