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is there a treatment for babies born with hepatitis c

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on test: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers IgG antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will per ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Interferon Ribivarin: Treatments consists of a combination of pegylated interferon Alpha and the antiviral drug Ribavirin for a period of 24 or 48 weeks, depending on hcv g ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Very easy.: These days, hepatitis C treatment has been revolutionized. The newer treatments often involves one pill per day, have very few side effects, and have ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Failure of Treatment: If you discontinue your hepatitis C treatment half way, you are more likely to fail treatment - meaning you won't cure the virus. You should discuss ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
I wouldn't: As you are undergoing the new hep c therapy, you can probably wait 3 months until your end of treatment to give you the highest chance of curing your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Chemo is of so many different types.We use inf for hbv which is also used for melanoma.
A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Boomers: Your question seems to be either straight forward, or egging-on an argument. What would be the purpose of your question?
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no medication to prevent transmissionof hepatitis C like there is for hepatitis b. During delivery of the child we try not to use internal mo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
HEPATITIS C OPTIONS : Hepatitis C is very tricky disease that can be quiet for years then flare sometimes randomly. You need a through GI doctor who is a liver specialist ... Read More
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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Combination of drugs: The traditional pair of drugs used to treat hcv are 1. Pegylated-interferon 2. Ribavirin recently added is a class of drugs called the "protease inh ... Read More
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