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how effective is ribavirin (rebetol) for treating hepatitis c?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rebetol (ribavirin): Rebetol (ribavirin) is beneficial in the treatment of hepatitis C & is used together with an interferon medication.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is hepatitis C infection associated with liver cancer?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: But usually only when liver cirrhosis is present.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Will the hepatitis C be cured by a liver transplant?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Not cured, treated: Hepatitis c virus hides in multiple places throughout the body, not just the liver. That 's why removal of a damaged liver and replacement with a healthier liver does not cure the infection. The virus comes out of hiding and infects the new liver too. The best treatment is using the gentlest approach to suppression of the immune system in order to allow some residual ability to fight the virus.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Jaundice can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, hepatitis B being a relatively uncommon cause in the US. Effective hepatitis B vaccination will help prevent hepatitis B, but not say hepatitis C.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Can a pregnant woman give hepatitis C to her baby?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Transmission of hepatitis C to infants is rare, occurring about 5% of the time. There is no significant risk of transmission during breastfeeding. The risk is higher (up to 30% if you have HIV and hepatitis c).
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How long you have to have hepatitis C before it will be seen on an STD screen?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hepatitis c: Ordinarily about six to nine weeks although it may take up to 6 months.

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