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Author Topic: Even Those Cured of Hep C May Be at Continued Risk of Liver Symptoms  (Read 6968 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) may not end the risk of liver-related symptoms. About 1 in 10 of those who experience what is known as cryoglobulins when they start hep C treatment are at risk of relapse of HCV-related symptoms within two years, MedPage Today reports.

Cryoglobulins are clumps of antibodies that can give rise to inflammation and block blood vessels, leading to conditions such as skin rashes or kidney failure.


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Re: Even Those Cured of Hep C May Be at Continued Risk of Liver Symptoms
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 10:56:59 pm »
This is awfully written articles. What symptoms returned? Only in 10 % of sample who were females? Very confusing.

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Re: Even Those Cured of Hep C May Be at Continued Risk of Liver Symptoms
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 11:08:43 pm »
In case you did not notice the link to the original article


I am pretty sure the symptom they are saying is returning is Cryoglobulins

Less women have hep c so more difficult to find stats
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 11:11:10 pm by Lynn K »
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!

Offline Mugwump

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Re: Even Those Cured of Hep C May Be at Continued Risk of Liver Symptoms
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 04:51:25 pm »
All the more reason to develop, standardize and reduce the costs of tests to ascertain sudden changes in levels of HCV antibodies and autoimmune antibodies post treatment and cure of HCV.

Especially for those of us who go on to rapidly develop symptoms that are seemingly extra hepatic manifestations of chronic HCV infection post treatment and cure.

The main danger in not catching cryoglobulin vasculitis early is that it can lead to kidney damage.  https://www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/types-vasculitis/cryoglobulinemia/
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