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Who can be treated for hepatitis c?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Everybody

everybody should be treated for hepatitis C.
There are however certain exceptions in which patients may not be able to be treated due to interactions with other medications, or other unstable medical conditions which would preclude treatment

In brief: Everybody

everybody should be treated for hepatitis C.
There are however certain exceptions in which patients may not be able to be treated due to interactions with other medications, or other unstable medical conditions which would preclude treatment
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most patients

Most patients with hepatitis c can receive treatment.
If they have decompensated cirrhosis, they are more likely to be a liver transplant candidate. Current standard of care for treamtment requires 2 types of pills, plus shots once per week. Also some patients may have very little liver disease from hep c and want to wait for new treatments.

In brief: Most patients

Most patients with hepatitis c can receive treatment.
If they have decompensated cirrhosis, they are more likely to be a liver transplant candidate. Current standard of care for treamtment requires 2 types of pills, plus shots once per week. Also some patients may have very little liver disease from hep c and want to wait for new treatments.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Lots of folks

The treatment of hepatitis c is undergoing a revolution right now.
The development of new drugs that can increase hcv cure rates and are easier to take is as fast as any we have seen in medical history. It is important to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about hepatitis c treatment so they can discuss all the options - this can be internal med, gastroenterology, hepatology, or id usually.

In brief: Lots of folks

The treatment of hepatitis c is undergoing a revolution right now.
The development of new drugs that can increase hcv cure rates and are easier to take is as fast as any we have seen in medical history. It is important to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about hepatitis c treatment so they can discuss all the options - this can be internal med, gastroenterology, hepatology, or id usually.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Dr. Camilla Graham
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