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Gamma globulin shot

Will getting a Gamma globulin shot help to strengthen a weak liver.
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Thought Gamma Globulin shots were to buck up the immune system. Whether that eventually strengthens the liver, couldn't say. Nothing though will stop the damage being done by Hep C unless you treat. Welcome and tell us about your status. You have Hep C, have you treated before? Had a liver biopsy? What were the results? What is your Hep C type? Welcome to the group, keep in touch.
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I also thought gamma globulin was to protect the immune system, saying that because I had a gamma globulin back in 68 I was 8 years old, the whole family was exsposed to a guy at the base grill who had hep a so we were given the gamma globulin as protection. Welcome to the forum, you will find alot of knowlegable people on here, I am still learning but did want to answer about the gamma globulin. :) sorry bout the spelling
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Gamma globulin is not standard treatment for either liver disease or hepatitis C. So either you have active hepatitis A for which it is a standard treatment or some other illness (measles)... or your doctor is experimenting on you. I would run, not walk away from this doctor if he believes that Gamma globulin is going to "strengthen a weak liver". He or she is practicing non standard treatment. What is a "weak liver" suppose to mean? There is no such medical term. It has no meaning.

A hepatologist is a doctor that specializes in liver disease. I would suggest you find one if you have liver disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_globulin

"Gamma globulin injections are usually given in an attempt to temporarily boost a patient's immunity against disease. Injections are most commonly used on patients who have been exposed to hepatitis A or measles, or to make a kidney donor and recipient compatible regardless of blood type of tissue match."

Good luck.
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I was given the gamma globulin shot after being exposed to Hep A from someone I worked with back in the 70's. I have read it could have been a source for Hep C transmittal back then. I really be cautious with thinking it would strengthen your immune system.
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