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Can Hepatitis C infection be treated in patients undergoing dialysis?

Q: I am a 47 years old male. I have been found infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) during my dialysis. Is it curable?

A:Hepatitis C (HCV) can be treated with interferon injections weekly. One needs to do liver function tests (LFTS), HCV QUANTITATIVE PCR, and maybe a liver biopsy. The treatment will continue for at least 6 months but it could be for 12 months. The chances of success are usually 50% in dialysis patients.

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