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what are the long terms effects of taking ribiviran and interfron.  i was diagnose in 1987 and was a trial patient for many drugs in 2001 i finally was told that i was non-pcr.  i have scarring on my liver and now have haemachromtosis.
but worse i now have motor neurone disease.  i believe this condition was bought on from the drug cocktail i was taking.  i am interested in hearing from others suffer who may be in my predictment.  i'm tring to find alink.   jb
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I'm not sure the long term effects of SOC has been studied.  Maybe someone else will chime in with a link or more information.  Here's something for you and I hope it's the same condition your talking about.  God Bless  

Co-factors in liver disease: The role of HFE-related hereditary hemochromatosis and iron.

Wallace DF, Subramaniam VN.
Membrane Transport Laboratory, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia.

The severity of liver disease and its presentation is thought to be influenced by many host factors. Prominent among these factors is the level of iron in the body. The liver plays an important role in coordinating the regulation of iron homeostasis and is involved in regulating the level of iron absorption in the duodenum and iron recycling by the macrophages. Iron homeostasis is disturbed by several metabolic and genetic disorders, including various forms of hereditary hemochromatosis. This review will focus on liver disease and how it is affected by disordered iron homeostasis, as observed in hereditary hemochromatosis and due to HFE mutations. The types of liver disease covered herein are chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, alcoholic liver disease (ALD), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT).

PMID: 18848602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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the worse thing for me is forgetting stuff.. but that doesnt mean its gonna be u, everyone is diferent
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