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What Causes Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Autoimmune Hepatitis and HIV

Hello,I am HIV+ detected 4-5 months ago, with good Cd4 over 700 and quite low viral. No treatment in this moment. Checking my blood test i got very low level of platelets (around 33000 last time) and quickly decreasing, plus high level of AST/ALT...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is quite a complicated question. First, you will want to talk to your doctor about whether a liver biopsy is warranted to get more information about possible autoimmune hepatitis and whether you should be seen by a liver specialist. There are... Read more »

autoimmune Hep C

I have Hep C and a biopsy of my liver showed abnormal cells. My doctor is testing me for... Read more »

autoimmune hepatitis

is autoimmune hepatitis genetic or hereditary ... Read more »
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Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

Of the hepatitis 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,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Rate May Be Underestimated in UK

A new model of hepatitis C virus infection proposed by a Southampton University liver disease specialist estimates that Britain may have two to three times the official number of HCV cases. Official HCV prevalence figures do not give enough weight... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Hepatitis C in HIVers May Cause Rapid Liver Disease -- Forum

At a recent San Francisco forum entitled "Could you survive HIV only to die from hepatitis C?" presenters talked about the growing number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections found among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The Conant... Read more »
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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmun Diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!
I wonder why a disease called Lupus can cause delayed seroconversation? Do a person with Lupus have low white blood cell or why does this disease cause delayed seroconversation? and what other Autoimmun diseases can cause delayed... Read more »

Autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is considered an autoimmune problem tha will prolong conversion? Can anyone shed some light?

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Re: autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks people ,just read what you had to say about autoimunne disease, I ve had arthritis for 20 years not on meds for last 7 years .I was worried about that effecting my 3 month test which was neg. Thanks , One question about the ELISA 3 gen.Im... Read more »