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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Can you tell me about hepatitus C
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it the inflamation of the liver?
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User :   female
User :   72
User :   house wife
User :   kansas
User :   married
User :   160
User :   5 '6
Doctor :   hepatitis C is an also an infection of the liver like
Doctor :   hepatitis b and a
User :   is there a cure?
Doctor :   there are interferon therapies available
User :   ok
User :   What about the blood pressure medicine noraphenedrine
Doctor :   antiviral therapy can also be tried
Doctor :   what do you want to know about that?
User :   is it hard on your liver?
User :   ?
Doctor :   can you spell it correctly?
User :   uhm ok hang on
Doctor :   did you mean norepinephrine?
User :   norephenephrine
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   sory
Doctor :   it is used for low BP right?
Doctor :   is it that drug or something else?
Doctor :   norepinephrine doesnt cause any effect on liver
Doctor :   it is not to be used in patients with high BP and pregnancy
Doctor :   and in people with heart problems
Doctor :   are you there Courtney?
User :   soryr yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   whatever it is is used as a blood pressure raiser
Doctor :   yes
User :   it helps raise their blood pressure
Doctor :   yes
User :   and i wanted to know if it hurts the kidney's or liver
Doctor :   in conditions of low BP
Doctor :   no it doesnt cause any effect on them per se
User :   ok
User :   How do you get hepatitus c
Doctor :   blood transfusion is the most important cause
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   also needle prick
Doctor :   causes that
User :   like when they give her someone elses blood?
Doctor :   when a hep C person donates blood to some one without infection
Doctor :   the recepient gets the infection
User :   so how come they can't detect that?
Doctor :   there is a special test to detect hepatitis C in the blood
Doctor :   now it has been made to detect the virus in blood bags
Doctor :   it is done all over now
User :   well then how did my grandma get it?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it may have been through contamination by needle prick or any other contamination of the blood also
User :   would that be the doctor's fault?
Doctor :   some centres also dont mandatorily check hepatitis C
User :   or surgeons
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it depends upon the protocol of the blood bank and
Doctor :   the state laws
Doctor :   there is no way the doctor and the surgeon can be held responsible
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   No. Thanks

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