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I have geno type one hep.C, what is this?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hepatitis C

Genotype 1 is the most common type of hep c, affecting 50% of people with this virus.
It usually predicts a favorable response to treatment, which currently uses peginterferon and ribavirin.

In brief: Hepatitis C

Genotype 1 is the most common type of hep c, affecting 50% of people with this virus.
It usually predicts a favorable response to treatment, which currently uses peginterferon and ribavirin.
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine

In brief: Subtype of hep C

Genotype 1a is one of many subtypes of hep c virus.
It is a little bit more resistant to therapy but new meds that have been approved have resulted in excellent viral response. The newer agents in the family of protease inhibitors along with traditional usage of peginterferon and ribivarin have resulted in some very good outcomes for patients with this subtype. Discuss this with your GI doc.

In brief: Subtype of hep C

Genotype 1a is one of many subtypes of hep c virus.
It is a little bit more resistant to therapy but new meds that have been approved have resulted in excellent viral response. The newer agents in the family of protease inhibitors along with traditional usage of peginterferon and ribivarin have resulted in some very good outcomes for patients with this subtype. Discuss this with your GI doc.
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