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Is Hepatitis C An Autoimmune Disease

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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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autoimmune Hep C

I have Hep C and a biopsy of my liver showed abnormal cells. My doctor is testing me for autoimmune Hep C. What does this mean?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Autoimmune hepatitis is another disease entirely. It is important to make the distinction since interferon can make the autoimmune disease worse. However, you can have both diseases. Actually hepatitis C can cause some autoimmune type findings.... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

hepatitis c

can i catch hepatitis c from musquito????
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is acquired from blood to blood exposures, such as sharing of needles. Mosquitos do not transmit this virus. Read more »

Hepatitis c

Can you get Hepatitis from sharing a cigerette after a person who has Hepatitis C
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Absolutely not. Read more »
Articles
Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

...alphabet, the C variant may be the nastiest. In 1990, researchers observed that most patients with hepatitis C also develop a rare autoimmune disease called mixed cryoglobulinemia, a condition that frequently leads to cancer, arthritis or both.... 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 »
Brown Medical School

Recommendations for Those on the Frontline Against Hepatitis C

...benefits of therapy: 11 Ongoing substance abuse Severe depression or other psychiatric disorders Decompensated cirrhosis Autoimmune disease Older age Pregnancy Renal failure The 2002 panel also reversed the 1997 recommendations... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis C: Be Positively Aware of the Risk of Transmission and Treatment

...The major potential side effects of interferon include depression, irritability, anxiety, impaired concentration, insomnia, autoimmune disease and bone marrow compromise. Also, in addition to these symptoms, the most common side effects of... Read more »
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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 »

HAVE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE?????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read the post "window 1991", if a auto immune disease exists, than the Elisa test could not work at 3 months, is it correct???? 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 »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
...he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas Read more »