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So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

Genotypes 1: Genotypes 1a and 1b are the most common in america, and have proven to be the more resistant to treatment. New treatments are on the way. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C Genotype (Definition)

Hepatitis c virus (hcv or sometimes hvc) is a small (55–65 nm in size), enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family flaviviridae. The following are the types (genotypes): genotype 1a genotype 1b genotype 2a, 2b, 2c & 2d genotype 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e & 3f genotype 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 4g, 4h, 4i, 4j ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: hepatitis C genotype?

What is the definition or description of: hepatitis C genotype?

1a-6a: Hepatitis c virus (hcv or sometimes hvc) is a small (55–65 nm in size), enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family flaviviridae. The following are the types (genotypes): genotype 1a genotype 1b genotype 2a, 2b, 2c & 2d genotype 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e & 3f genotype 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 4g, 4h, 4i, 4j genotype 5a genotype 6a. ...Read more

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Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Hard to say: There are no head to head studies; an look at relative ratios suggests that telapravir may be somewhat more efficacious, but it did not meet statistical significance. Both are vastly better than interferon alone for genotype 1 hcv treatment. ...Read more

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I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?

I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis  my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?

Healthjy diet will h: Fatty liver usually occurs when you are overweight. So you need to eat healthy and lose some weight(also begin daily exercise). You should adopt reduced fats in your diet and reduce refined carbohydrates like sugar and starches. Avoid animal fats and switch to a plant based, low caloric diet with ample portions of veggies and fruits in your diet. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

You can: To my knowledge, there is no reports of injury to liver with this medication. Chronic liver disease, especially cirrhosis can cause osteoporosis, so it should be treated. I would also recommend to see specialist to treat your hepatitis c , since there are new medications, hopefully get approved end of this year. These are highly effective (>90% cure rate). ...Read more

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Is it necessary to do genotyping to manage a person with chronic hepatitis c?

Yes: It's important because it helps guide therapy. Some of the newer drugs only treat certain genotypes, and some types are easier to treat with fewer drugs. The genotype helps guide the choice of drugs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hepatitis C viral load and hepetitis c genotype?

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

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Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Possibly: There are several treatments, but depending on the person and the strain of virus, not everyone is cured. ...Read more

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How can you contract hepatitis c?

How can you contract hepatitis c?

Contracting Hep C: Hepatitis C can be contracted by: Blood transfusions, IV drug use, vertical transmission ( mother to child), sexual exposure, tattooing, Cocaine intranasal use, dialysis and needle stick injuries. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hepatitis c?

Hep C: Jandice may occur (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes). Abdominal pain, fever and weight loss are also seen. In the vast majority of cases people have no idea and are finding it incidentally. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have hepatitis c?

Blood test: Through a blood test that will check for antibodies. The sooner you know, the better. ...Read more

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What is typical cause for hepatitis c?

Body fluid exchange: The most common reason for a hepatitis c infection is due to body fluid exposure, especially blood (i.e. Transfusion). ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hepatitis c?

What drug is used to treat hepatitis c?

2 new drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more

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Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

3 common ways: There are several ways to transmit. Blood transfusion and needle sharing are the 2 far most common. It can be transmitted by rough sex...But is much more difficult. Mothers may also transmit it to newborns during the birthing process. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

HCV symptoms: Chronic hepatitis c is usually asymptomatic. Very rarely rashes, joint pains and worsening renal function can be a presentation apart from presentation of chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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How can I tell someone I have hepatitis c?

How can I tell someone I have hepatitis c?

Honesty: Hepatitis c is for the most part only passed by blood. Most patients acquired it via experimenting with drugs, blood transfusion or tattoos. You do not need to tell most of your friends that you have hepatitis c, but should probably tell sexual partners. ...Read more

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Can you explain how hepatitis C progresses?

Can you explain how hepatitis C progresses?

Slowly: Chronic hcv progressively causes inflammation and then scarring in the liver leading to cirrhosis. Other important issue is that it predisposes to hepatoma. ...Read more

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What are the available tests for hepatitis c?

Bloods/SONO/biopsy: Screen with eia (enz imm assay), confirm (+) with riba(recomb imm assay) and/or RNA (quantitative); genotype if (+) can determine duration of rx, and/or need for biopsy. Bloods for scarring/fibrosis are good at extremes, not in the middle. Sono (sound wave picture) can show anatomy/tumors. Biopsy looks at liver cells, to assess extent of inflammation, acute/chronic damage, help decision re: rx. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more