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Y hepatitis C pts hav low platelets?

Y hepatitis C pts hav low platelets?

Y Hep C&Platlets: Low platlets in hepatitis c are caused possibly through auto immune mechanism.The incidence is dependant on the severity and the onset of cirrhosis.Autoimmune mechanism effects the bone marrow and as a result there is decrease in production of platlets by bone marrow.This is the only explanation y low platlets with hep c. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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Is there a possibility of acquiring hepatitis e infection without getting prior infection of hav, HBV or hcv? What are major complcations of hev? Ty.

Is there a possibility of acquiring hepatitis e infection without getting prior infection of hav, HBV or hcv? What are major complcations of hev? Ty.

Unique RNA virus: ...With 4 genotypes, outbreaks of which have accounted for epidemics in europe in 18th ; 19th centuries, ; today in india and asia where the infection is endemic. Outbreaks have particularly high attack rates ; mortality among pregnant women. Fecal-oral transmission from person-to-person. See no chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer but severe hepatitis with fulminant hepatic failure is possible. ...Read more

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I'm 50yrs old. Hav had hep c for many yrs. No treatment yet. Heard about new treatment that came out. My genotype is 2. What are my options?

I'm 50yrs old. Hav had hep c for many yrs. No treatment yet. Heard about new treatment that came out. My genotype is 2. What are my options?

Coming soon: One of the best websites to follow breaking news on hepatitis c drug development is natap.Org. You will see that we expect a regimen that is two different pills taken for 12 weeks to be approved by the end of this year for genotype 2 hcv. Anything can happen in drug development but watch for gilead filing their drug application with fda and conference news. ...Read more

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My lab results shows that my anti hav is reactive , anti HCV is non reactive and my anti hbc total is reactive. Hbsag non reactive. What this means?

My lab results shows that my anti hav is reactive , anti HCV is non reactive and my anti hbc total is reactive. Hbsag non reactive. What this means?

Good news: You had hepatitis a in the past. You only get this hepatitis once so you are immune. You were also likely exposed to hepatitis b but your immune system has controlled it and you don't have chronic infection. You have never been exposed to hepatitis c. This is most likely explanation. Continue to protect against hcv, hiv, and other stds. ...Read more

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Hbsag & hav IgM (elisa)= +, hev igm, leptospiral igm, anti HCV & hb core IgM (elisa)=-, sgot & sgpt were 2332, 4874 initially.Now 52.9 & 186.1 my status?

Hbsag & hav IgM (elisa)= +, hev igm, leptospiral igm, anti HCV & hb core IgM (elisa)=-, sgot & sgpt were 2332, 4874 initially.Now 52.9 & 186.1 my status?

Acute hepatitis A: These data are difficult to follow, but i think these labs mean the following: you have chronic hepatitis b (hbsag+) and got acute hepatitis a on top of that. Your liver enzymes are now returning to normal. If this is true, you will not get hepatitis a again, but need evaluation for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more