Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ozone Therapy
Updated: Feb 28, 2019
Patient K. A., aged 42 years old was admitted on the 03/01/2009 with complaints of severe pain in the epigastric and the right hypochondriac region of the abdomen, meteorism, headaches, fatigue, general weakness, dark colored urine, pale stool, loss of appetite, generalized skin rash.Brief history
The patient was diagnosed with hepatitis C virus infection in January 2004 and the diagnosis was verified with accompanied laboratory blood and immunological analysis, with a positive anti HCV titer. Biochemical tests done at the time of first consultation had SGPT- 150 (N< 42) SGOT – 183 (N<37) and Bilirubin – 23.1 (N<1.1).
On physical examination the patient appeared jaundiced with generalized urticaria. The blood pressure of the patient was 190/100mm Hg. The oral cavity had a characteristic bile smell. There was severe pain in the right half of the abdomen during palpation which increased during expiration. On performing percussion the liver appeared to be of normal contours.Treatment
Ringer solution – 500 ml.
Ozone therapy – high concentration dosage once a day I.V. (in 500 ml of saline solution) (Daily for 15 days)
This treatment was continued but the ozone therapy was alternated with a gap day in between .i.e. 20 therapies over a 40 day time period.
Post-Treatment and Results
Pain was completely relieved in 10 days of treatment initiation.
Skin color and Sclera returned to normal by the 20th day of treatment