My wife has be undergoing treatment for Hep C for 10 weeks. She is getting
a shot once a week and taking ribavirin daily. She is genotype 2a and was
diagnosed in 1996. She was treated once before but relapsed. Since this
treatment started her skin has become very itchy, especially at night. Is
this a side effect of the treatment or is it a sign of the advancement of
the disease? Is itchy scaly skin a sign of thyroid problem?
She has had two biopsies done, neither have shown cirrhosis. But they do
show mild scarring.