A 38-year-old member asked:
How is viral hepatitis treated?
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Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Depends on Type: Hepatitis b is usually treated with a single oral medication although peg-interferon is used in select patients.
Hepatitis c is treated with a combination of peg-interferon, Ribavirin and possibly either telepavir or bocephivir (depending on genotype). All hcv treatment includes interferon however this may change over the next 305 years.
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General Surgery 39 years experience
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Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Symptomatic: Most of the times treatment is directed toward symptoms, most hep a infections are self limited, but in some cases the infection can be over whelming and can cause liver failure and death, hep a is transmitted through fecal oral route, it can be avoided by following good hygiene when it comes to food handling and food consumption, vaccination can decrease the risk of infection.
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Symptomatically: There is no specific treatment for hav.
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