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Review: could Hepatitis c cause Interstitial lung disease?

We study 30,028 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 56,501 patients) can be treated by Ribavirin, Pegasys, Peginterferon, Incivek.

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (latest reports from 118,617 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 30,025 people who have hepatitis c are studied. Among them, 251 (0.84%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

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 (5 days ago):

  • I have a herniated disc in my lower back since I was 12. I've hard shoulder pain most of my adult life and neck stiffness but no bulging disc nor herniated disc had been found in my neck. Since starting theSr medications my conditioned has become so bad I don't have to be doing any kind of work and can't find a way to relieve the pain. It does sometimes seem to be worse through out the day and I have not been as active physicslly.. do I am unsure of the cause. Also I get eye pain and pressure again am unsure of the cause ad it is new to me. Seen an eye doctor and he said everything was good thinking it's dry eye. The drops do little or nothing at all.


  • From this study (2 months 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.


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