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Here’s a short article by Lucinda Porter, RN, on higher heart disease risk in patients with HCV. Thanks to Hepmag.com and Ms. Porter for the article.

 

https://www.hepmag.com/blog/hepatitis-c-heart-disease



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Hi John.. well yes these health issues do look quite alarming when listed together, but remember that majority of people infected with Hep C won`t get many of these problems, if any at all.  The most common symptom of having Hep C is fatigue but some of these issues that are included occur quite rarely.  I would think that once the virus is cleared and SVR has been achieved then the risk of developing the cancers mentioned here would decrease. 

 

Hi Marsha... I`m fine thanks.. enjoying being out in my garden at this time of year.  I`m particularly fond of my avatar rose, it`s a climber with a very sweet scent. 

 

Thanks Malcolm...that`s a good point and I think sometimes we expect too much too soon post tx and wonder why we haven`t returned to `normal` after being infected with this virus for decades. 


 



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sounds pretty dire?  Do we still have an increased chance of some of these blood cancers after SVR?



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Thanks Jill, very informative. Hope all is well with you, like your avatar. A Sweet Pink.



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Hi Jill,

That's a good, complete summary. It's important to realize that some of these extra-hepatic manifestations aren't cured by SVR ,  i.e. there may be permanent damage from the virus.

Most doctors have little experience in these.



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 A very comprehensive updated fact sheet covering a wide variety of extrahepatic symptoms which can be associated with the Hep C virus.

With thanks to the HCV Advocates website, pdf format...

 

http://hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/Extrahepatic.pdf



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Jill 

(68 yo, lives in UK)

Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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