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Review: could Hepatitis c cause Interstitial lung disease?

We study 30,024 people who have Hepatitis c from FDA and social media. Among them, 251 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hepatitis c

Hepatitis c (latest reports from 56,454 patients) can be treated by Ribavirin, Pegasys, Peginterferon, Incivek.

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (latest reports from 118,478 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 30,023 people who have hepatitis c are studied. Among them, 251 (0.84%) have Interstitial Lung Disease. They amount to 0.21% of all the 118,461 people who have Interstitial Lung Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in hepatitis c reports

Gender of people who have hepatitis c and experienced Interstitial lung disease * :

Interstitial lung disease34.15%65.85%

Age of people who have hepatitis c and experienced Interstitial lung disease * :

Interstitial lung disease0.48%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.91%10.77%31.10%55.98%

Severity of the symptom * :


Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (27 people, 10.76%)
  2. Hypertension (23 people, 9.16%)
  3. Insomnia (12 people, 4.78%)
  4. Adverse event (11 people, 4.38%)
  5. Depression (11 people, 4.38%)
  6. Pain (10 people, 3.98%)
  7. Anxiety (8 people, 3.19%)
  8. Pulmonary fibrosis (6 people, 2.39%)
  9. Migraine with aura (6 people, 2.39%)
  10. Sedation (6 people, 2.39%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Rebetol (215 people, 85.66%)
  2. Peg-intron (211 people, 84.06%)
  3. Pegasys (115 people, 45.82%)
  4. Ribavirin (115 people, 45.82%)
  5. Copegus (57 people, 22.71%)
  6. Urso 250 (50 people, 19.92%)
  7. Intron a (49 people, 19.52%)
  8. Aldactone (44 people, 17.53%)
  9. Lasix (44 people, 17.53%)
  10. Prilosec (26 people, 10.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • After completion of Hepatitis C treatment the above symptoms started getting better but she got pneumonia and hospitalized (plural effusion and mild pericardial effusion)in the last of third month (after cessation of Hep C therapy). Her Anti-dsDNA was 1334 and ANA was 1.59(normal range (as per Lab) was <1.5), C3,C4 and ENA titers were all in normal ranges.Now she is being given Steriods (Deltacortril) and HCQ 200 which has been tapered down to one tablet of Deltacortril(prednisolone) on alternate day and one tablet HCQ daily. Presently she is having Uriticaria otherwise she is fine.


  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Post-treatment symptom is gout, not experienced during 48 weeks on HCV triple drug therapy, but has been very uncomfortable since stopping treatment. Any ideas? Thanks.


    scvblwxq on May, 19, 2014:

    Prednisone is the standard treatment for gout.


  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • After treatment for Hepatitis C Using triple therapy (Interferon, Ribaviran, and Incivek) I seem to have a significant drop in the quality of life. I had NO liver damage, a low viral load, and had never been treated before. I had the virus for less than 5 years before treating. I have severe fatigue, digestive problems, irritable bowel, constipation, change in eye sight, appetite, taste, unexplained weight gain along with decreased appetite, nausea, reflux, heartburn, migraines, skin problems, hormone problems, and my quality of life is worse now than before treatment.


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