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Neuropathy With Peg Intron And Ribavirin

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A question for Dr. Dieterich

My husband is HIV positive and has Hep C. He is in 10 1/2 months on the Peg-Intron and is undetectable. However, he has anemia. Could this be caused by the peg-intron? He was taken off his HIV meds for a month because he developed neuropathy, but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Good question! The interferon causes very mild anemia, but the ribavirin is the real cause of most of the anemia. There is some additional anemia caused by the combo of AZT and the ribavirin too. The Read more »

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