My son was on interferon/ ribaviron for almost a year 10/98-9/99
and then was on peg interferon/ribaviron 9/00-9/01. He breezed
through the year of regular interferon. The peg dose was
weight adjusted and he was much sicker. He was put in the
hospital due to sudden onset of double vision, dizziness,
confusion. Tests were all negative.
now 22 and we found out yesterday that he has acute cholecystitis
and need to
have his gall bladder removed. Is this related to the interferon???
Hep C due to treatment for Hemophilia
Cholecystitis can result from bacterial infection or ischemia.
'Textbook of liver Disease'
second edition, Volume 2.
by Zakimv & Boyer.
Jan 22, 2001--Schering-Plough corporation,
Alpha interferon's, including PEG-INTRON,
cause or aggravate fatal or life threatening neuropsychiatric,
autoimmune, ischemic and infectious disorders.
If you would like me to fax you or mail you copies
of the pages please provide me with a fax number
or a address. It is a lengthy discussion of the disease
and it would take me hours to type it.
one could assume that interferon
and peg intron
can and does cause this condition
because Schering-Plough states
that there product does cause it. If
I can be of any further assistance please let me know.