8/19/12 admitted VAMC Salem,VA-Fever >104, no motor control unable to swallow.
Treated 11 days for Cerebellar Ataxia, Dyskinesia, Dysphagia, Pneumonia,Fever>104 and several other Brain injuries.
Diagnosis: Toxic reaction to Peginterferon Alpha 2A and Incevik (telaprevir) while undergoing triple drug therapy for hepatitis C, ribavirin was 3rd drug.
Currently rehabilitating at Raleigh Court Health and Rehab, Roanpke, VA.
2 hours/day physical therapy and 1 hour speech therapy a day.
Still can't walk but prognosis is good.
I was wondering if you had a transplant? Or waiting one? It would help if you could give us more information.
I'm not aware of any links between triple tx and cerebellar ataxia, however, I have a dear friend who developed severe cerebellar ataxia which turned out to be paraneoplastic, caused by an autoimmune reaction to a previously undiagnosed ovarian cancer, so I took your question seriously and did some googling. I also have experienced some autoimmune problems due to the HCV (these issues manifested before my HCV diagnosis) and I had been warned that these autoimmune problems might be exacerbated by treatment with interferon. These two things are pretty much what I found in researching your question. I did find some links to cases of cerebellar ataxia due to autoimmune reaction to the HCV itself, and I found some musings that interferon therapy might exacerbate this if it is present. I found nothing relating it to the triple therapy, but if it were to be related it would most likely be to the interferon component. May I ask what prompts your question?