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What Birth Defects Are Caused By Hepatitis

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Possible birth defect?

I've been on TRIZIVIR for 2yrs and I'm about 6 weekspregnant. I understand thatAZT is recommanced after 3 month and some medications totreat HIV can cause birth defect. Should I be concernedabout possible birth defect?If so, could you...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The 3 drugs in Trizivir (AZT, 3TC, and Abacavir)have not been associated with congential abnormalities or cancer in children of HIV infected mothers, but it is still too early to know the long term effects (> 10 yrs) of these drugs. BJ... Read more »

Birth control pills with Hepatitis C(cronic)

I was tested positive for hepatitis C.There are no abnormalities of blood works and no other... Read more »
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Study Explores Association of Antiretroviral Drugs With Birth Defects

HIV-positive mothers have been able to guard against transmitting the virus to their babies by taking antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. A new study explores possible links between antiretroviral prophylaxis and the birth defect cleft lip and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Small Increase in Birth Defects in the French Perinatal Cohort

Data presented at CROI 2013 showed a small increased risk of some birth defects with first trimester exposure to some antiretrovirals in the French Perinatal Cohort (EPF). 1 In an oral presentation, Jeanne Sibiude from INSERM showed findings... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis Caused by Syphilis

The liver has many enzymes, some of which appear in the blood and can be measured. When the level of these enzymes is high, this suggests that liver inflammation and injury is occurring. Commonly assessed liver enzymes include the following: AST... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Patients May Have Abnormal Blood Sugar

Blood sugar, or glucose, abnormalities "are common and easily underestimated among patients with chronic hepatitis C infection," Dr. Ming-Lung Yu of Taiwan's Kaohsiung Medical University and colleagues report. In their study, the researchers... Read more »
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Lung Infections caused by defective bronchoscopes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone heard of getting a bacteria infection after undergoing a bronchoscopy in a hospital. Any information would be helpful. It seems like it is caused by a defective bronchoscope.

David B. Shapiro
Dabensha@aol.com


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Lung Infections from defective bronchoscopes

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone heard of getting a bacteria infection after undergoing a bronchoscopy in a hospital. Any information would be helpful. It seems like it is caused by a defective bronchoscope.

David Shapiro
Dabensha@aol.com

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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article
Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

Tratamiento para Hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hola a todos, investigando en red, he encontrado que existe cura para la hepatitis b, que consiste en vacunar a la persona en tres oportunidades en diferentes momentos.
Quisiera que me digan si hay vacunas para la hepatitis a, y para la hepatitis c. Read more »