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H. pylori

Hi Dr. D,

Should HCV sufferers be concerned about being infected with H. pylori? Apparently, it speeds up fibrosis and may hamper response to treatment. I am being tested for it... haven't heard yet if test is positive. I am about to begin week 8 of tx with Pegasys... would the H. pylori (if indeed I do have it) already have affected my chances of responding to tx and eventual SVR?

Thanks for taking the time!
Chiara :)
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