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Platelets And Hep C

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Hep-c /platlets

How can I increase my platlets to start peg interferon? I currently am stage 3=4 with a platlet count of 85,000. The Va stated that Peg will eat up platlets and they may stop treatment. Can one get a platlet transfusion? A friend will donate. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is true that low platelets can limit the ability to continue therapy for hepatitis C infection due to the effect of PEG. There is a drug called elthrombopag, which was shown recently to be effective in increasing platelet counts. It is now... Read more »

hepc

Diagnosed for 9 yrsfound in 1999.Previously on pegasusinterferon prefilledsyringes andwhat are the... Read more »

side effects from hepc 3a meds

What will my side effects be from the medicine fromthe treatment of the hepatitis c level 3a drugs... Read more »
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dear people please tell me if im mad.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
since my exposure in june 23 or possibly july14.
ive been testing since august01.
august 01 viral load testBDNA......NEG
SEPT 01 VIRAL LOAD PCR...........NEG
OCTOBER 01 ANTIBODY NEG.
NOV.......NO..TEST.
DEC ANTIBODY NEG
JAN ANTIBODY NEG
FEB ANTIBODY NEG
MAR... Read more »