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What Happens If Hepatitis C Is Not Treated

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Benign symmetrical lipomatosis associated with hepatitis-c and interferon therapy

A couple of months after I started Interferon therapy for Hep-C I started developing painful nodules in my abdomen and along my ribs. My doctor stopped the Interferon for 8 weeks to see if they would go away. They didn't so he started me again....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I have not heard of this happening from interferon. I would contact the manufacturers and see if they have had any case reports. Don't know any treatment other than removal either. Good luck! DTD... Read more »

How to cure HepatitisC1a ?

I am 67 and contactedHepC when I was 62 out of a hospital stay. I am in a small catagories, tht I... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

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Natural History of Hepatitis C

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