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Will hepatitis C cause immunodeficiency?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Immune deficiency

If you are asking whether this acts like hiv, the answer is no.
Patients who have developed severe liver disease from hep c may be more prone to some forms of infection and secondary malignancy, but not aware of a specific immune function which is inhibited by this virus.

In brief: Immune deficiency

If you are asking whether this acts like hiv, the answer is no.
Patients who have developed severe liver disease from hep c may be more prone to some forms of infection and secondary malignancy, but not aware of a specific immune function which is inhibited by this virus.
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