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Author Topic: Fungal infection or Tinea causing rash while on Harvoni/Ribavarin treatment  (Read 6210 times)

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Offline ms

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Re: Hep C treatment: My husband was treated for 12 weeks, July - August 2014 with Olysio and Sovaldi. Viral loads went to 0 but a month after treatment ended, the virus was back. He's now 2 months into a second course of treatment, Harvoni/Ribavarin for 24 weeks.
He has started to develop a rash, which looks fungal, like ringworm/Tinea. Has anyone had this reaction, a fungal rash, from Harvoni/Ribavarin. I suspect the Ribavarin is the cause but not sure.

Offline Lynn K

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A rash is a common side effect of Ribavirin if you still have the piece of paper we all throw away the prescribing information sheet it lists many things including common and less common side effects

Here is a link to the Mayo clinic list of side effects and one to the prescribing information sheet


For the Ribavirin some of the sides listed also include interferon as that is how it was originally prescribed


If side effects are worrisome contact your doctor they may have suggestions how to best relieve side effects like riba rash

I am also a Sovaldi Olysio relapse as well now taking Harvoni for a total of 24 weeks just starting week 17. My doctor added riba after I started finally got the riba at week 9 so I will be taking riba for 15 weeks of the 24

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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