Pioneering Treatment Cures Deadly Virus

18th May 2016

A woman who was diagnosed with the deadly hepatitis C virus has been cured after receiving breakthrough medication.
Penny Brown, 48, of Hockerton, was diagnosed five years ago and was told she had probably been living with the virus for many years, possibly as the result of an infection from a tattoo.
The virus gradually destroys the liver leading to cirrhosis, cancer and the need for a transplant.
The Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit has been involved in the global trials of the new medication.
Consultant physician and director of Research and Innovation at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Dr Steve Ryder, said the new medicines were more effective and much easier for patients to take.
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