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What Is Autoimmune Hep C

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autoimmune Hep C

I have Hep C and a biopsy of my liver showed abnormal cells. My doctor is testing me for autoimmune Hep C. What does this mean?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...to make the distinction since interferon can make the autoimmune disease worse. However, you can have both diseases. Actually hepatitis C can cause some autoimmune type findings. The blood tests should be able to distinguish the difference. Good... Read more »

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... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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...also associated with liver damage. Unlike Viramune, PIs may cause liver damage at any time. Patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C may be at higher risk for developing liver damage while taking PIs. In addition, HIV-positive people may... Read more »
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...hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing Hepatitis C can remain infectious outside of your body for up... Read more »
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