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Hepatitis C And Peg Intron
Numbers and type: Viral load refers to how many viral molecules can be detected in the blood. It gives an idea about how active the virus is and can be used to monitor response to therapy. Genotype refers to a test that can identify subtypes of hep c. Certain genotypes are more likely to respond to a given therapy, so this information can be useful in deciding in what treatment, if any, would be best. ...Read more
Equivalent: They are equivalent. Different brands.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?
Hbv DNA is 13160iu/ml. Hepatitis b surface antigen negative. Chronic hepatitis b take tenofo b for 3 month? Sir tell my stage and condition?
Liver doctor: Your liver doctor would be the one answering this question the best. ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more
New medication, TTYD: According to Gilead (maker of Solvadi), in their POSITRON trial, 61% of all pts with Type 3 HepC had a sustained virologic response (SVR) (lower Hep C virus blood counts) at 24 wks. See the package insert (PI) approved by the FDA: https://www.gilead.com/~/media/Files/pdfs/medicines/liver-disease/sovaldi/sovaldi_pi.pdf. In the trial, those w/o cirrhosis were 68% likely to have SVR. TTYD about this. ...Read more
Hbv DNA is 13160iu/ml. Hepatitis b surface antigen negative. Chronic hepatitis b take tenofo b for 3 month? hepatologist answer me. tell my condition?
Your condition: Needs more information and test to determine the stage of your chronic active hepatitus B. Viral load do not correlate with the stage of liver damage or fibrosis ...Read more
Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?
It may but no: Guarantees. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/hepatitis-c-alternative-treatments. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Different viruses: These are all completely different viruses which can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis d is always seen in conjunction with hepatitis b. Hepatitis c is the most common hepatitis in the us and is generally transmitted by blood transfusion or IV drug use. Hepatitis e is an infection transmitted in feces, similar to hepatitis a. ...Read more
One is more specific: Ab implies antibodies, and hep b means antibodies to hepatitis b, which is a virus. There are several components to a virus, suffice it to say that you can have antibodies tested to the viral core or the viral surface of hepatitis b. The latter is often done to show immunity to the virus, so a positive hep b surface antibody means you are immune to the virus. ...Read more