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Cftr Intron 8 Poly T Analysis
What other treatment regimen after pegintron & rebitol didn't make effect & how can I stop virus multiplication after i stop peg-intron & rebitol?
Depends: What genotype of hepatitis c do you have? Genotype 1 can be treated with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin plus a protease inhibitor. People with genotype 2, 3, and 4 who did not get cured with peg-interferon plus Ribavirin should wait until sofosbuvir is approved, then probably will need to use sofosbuvir plus peg-interferon plus Ribavirin again. We are still waiting for data from a phase 3 trial. ...Read more
Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, rarely for some myeloproliferative neoplasia situations and renal cell cancers. Most common use is in hepatitis c. Interferon is a natural substance made by lymphoid cells in response to viral and other illnesses. ...Read more
What does neutrophils show toxic granulations and band forms and ovalocytes & poikilocytis 1+ indicate?
5 day fever >103.5 f, sore throat and painful dry cough. Platelets 166k/mm, high neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Ibuprofen + azithromycin 500mg/day x 3?
Respiratory infectio: What's the question? Based on limited info sounds like you may have a viral or less likely bacterial infection ( which is probably treated anyway). I would expect that you get better over next few days. ...Read more
My viral count was 124 after 36th vial of peg-intron for tratment of HCV now is 420 after 43 vial is that means virus became active what can I do?
Wait 4 better drugs: Talk to your prescribing doctor. The goal of hcv therapy is to achieve sustained virologic response (svr) which equates to an undetectable viral load. In your case, current therapy just isn't enough and is due to several known and unknown factors. There will be better therapies coming through the fda process over the next few years, so don't despair-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely variable: The length of an intron is extremely variable. Even within the same gene, the introns of vastly different lengths can exist. Depending on the statistical method used, the average intron size is somewhere between 3500 base pairs and 5000 base pairs. ...Read more
Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. It is a manufactured protein that is derived from a real human protein. There are some very significant side effects that include severe flu-like symptoms, depression, nausea, diarrhea, headaches. ...Read more
Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that is transcribed by messenger RNA but then the corresponding portion of messenger RNA is removed by RNA splicing before translation. ...Read more