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If a woman during the labor transmit the HCV to the child, is there any therapy treatment for the child?
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
Does svr for hepatitis C (after therapy) mean total eradication of the virus? Can a man with svr on HCV be infectious to other household members?
My mother was an HCV patient who has acquired svr after therapy for the last 11 years. In the last 3 years she has psoriasis and she bleeds frequently. Can she be infectious to a household member?
Possibly: But unlikely. If she has sustained virologic response (?Svr?) there is nothing to transmit. If, however she still has virus in her system and bleeds onto an open wound in somebody else, that can transmit disease. This would be incredibly rare and virtually reportable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hcv RNA levels: jun2013= 1'749'327 iu/ml, sep2013 (07 weeks with peginterferon & ribavirin)= not detected. Should we keep on the therapy? Manythanks.
Hepatitis C: Yes. For the time being. You are responding well. But, you want this to be cleared for ever. ...Read more
I finished 42 vials of peg-in-tron 150ml for treatment of HCV & the result was negative on t he 24th vial do I complete to 72 vials instead of 48 ?
Varies: You need to discuss this with the doctor treating you. Duration of therapy may vary with the serotype of hep c with which you were diagnosed. ...Read more
I am suffering with kidney failure and on capd. I am also suffering with HCV and i had 5 months interferon treatment, but no response of injections. Any other treatment?
See below: Genotype 1 of hcv is very resistant to treatment. You cannot get Ribavirin as it cannot be used in dialysis patients. Assuming you got adequate dose of interferon and there is absolutely no response, there is no other treatment. If you had some response at least, then you may benefit from prolonged duration of treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several types: In general terms the recommended treatment is 3-fold. First is interferon. It is an injection done weekly. Second is a medication called ribaviron (3 pills twice a day). Finally...A new class of meds for hcv called integrase inhibitors. I like incivik. Its 2 pills 3 times a day. This last drug goes 12 weeks. If you become undetectable then you go 6 months..Otherwise you go 12. ...Read more
>95%: With the new medications recently approved, greater than 95%. ...Read more
Incomplete treatment: Conventional treatment regimens for hcv have many potential side effects. Many of these will reverse once treatment ceases. There is no significant consequence however to prematurely terminating hcv treatment prior to its completion, other than the expectation that viral cure will not be achieved. If you can tough out the side effects and you're showing early treatment response, finish treatment. ...Read more
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