Everyday Health - Ponni Perumalswami: "The Flu and Hepatitis C: High Risk of Complications"

 – November 1, 2013  –– 

Fall and winter months mean flu season is coming, and with it the many possible complications that come with influenza. People with chronic diseases like hepatitis C need to protect themselves from the flu because they are at higher risks for flu-related complications. During office visits, Ponni Perumalswami, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, always recommends the flu shot to her patients who have hepatitis C. "The flu can be more severe in patients who are recommended to get it and don't receive it, particularly those with underlying liver disease." Learn more