A young man, A. R. aged 28 yrs (Patient Identification Number 11766) came to us to seek treatment for Hepatitis C which was detected positive one year back. He was on Interferon treatment for 6 months which showed some effect for time being followed by relapse of symptoms. He complained of pain in lower back and body ache on and off. He suffered from gastritis and acidity occasionally.
He had good appetite with liking for sweets; otherwise thirst, perspiration and sleep were normal. Bowel movements were normal though he complained of constipation sometimes.
Patient worked in Merchant Navy. He was very short tempered, got irritated very easily. His hobbies were to play cricket and singing. He had some work related stress and dominating nature.
He had suffered from urinary calculus in past with strong family history of Diabetes, Hypertension and ischemic heart disease.
He had Hepatitis C virus antibodies reactive with Genotype 3 positive. His Liver function test showed values slightly higher than normal and his CT scan of abdomen showed diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. His viral load was monitored time to time which showed following changes.
Started interferon treatment for 6 months
Started homeopathic treatment
This case illustrates the amazing scope of Homeopathy in the treatment of chronic viral infections like Hepatitis-C.