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How is viral hepatitis treated?
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on Type
Hepatitis b is usually treated with a single oral medication although peg-interferon is used in select patients.
Hepatitis c is treated with a combination of peg-interferon, Ribavirin and possibly either telepavir or bocephivir (depending on genotype). All hcv treatment includes interferon however this may change over the next 305 years.

In brief: Depends on Type
Hepatitis b is usually treated with a single oral medication although peg-interferon is used in select patients.
Hepatitis c is treated with a combination of peg-interferon, Ribavirin and possibly either telepavir or bocephivir (depending on genotype). All hcv treatment includes interferon however this may change over the next 305 years.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually supportive
Treatment of viral hepatitis depends on the virus.
For hepatitis a, treatment is generally supportive with IV fluids. For hepatitis b, acute infection management is supportive, in most cases this will resolve, but in the 15% of cases that go to chronic hepatitis, medications can be used. For hepatitis c, where 80% of cases will become chronic, a combination of medications and interferon.

In brief: Usually supportive
Treatment of viral hepatitis depends on the virus.
For hepatitis a, treatment is generally supportive with IV fluids. For hepatitis b, acute infection management is supportive, in most cases this will resolve, but in the 15% of cases that go to chronic hepatitis, medications can be used. For hepatitis c, where 80% of cases will become chronic, a combination of medications and interferon.
Dr. John Fung
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