OZONE THERAPY: AN USEFUL ALTERNATIVE ON VIRULENT HEPATITIS TREATMENT. Y. Betancourt, J.M. Toledo, E. Recio1, A. G—mez, M. Rodr’guez1, C. Harrys1, J.P. Pina2. Octavio de la Concepci—n y de la Pedraja Hospital, Camagźey, Cuba. 1Retinitis Pigmentosa Center, Camagźey, Cuba. 2Dr. Eduardo Agramonte Pina Children Hospital, Camagźey, Cuba.
A study with 80 patients suffering from A, B, C hepatitis, since August 1996, in "Octavio de la Concepci—n y de la Pedraja" Hospital, Camagźey (Cuba) was performed. Patients, between 17 and 45 years old, were checked before in our laboratory, in order to verify the diagnoses of hepatitis. Conventional treatment (repose and diet prescripted) plus ozone therapy was applied to 40 patients, the other 40 patients only received conventional treatment. Ozone was administered, daily, by rectal way (dose = 10mg), for a total of 15 sessions. During the first week of treatment, remission of all the symptoms took place as well as the enlargement of the liver, improving their conditions and their appetite. All patients were totally cured at the end of the treatment. Under the conventional treatment these symptoms remain for more than 10 days and the totally cure was achieved approximately 6 moths later. Comparing these results we can say that ozone therapy is a suitable treatment against hepatitis, improving the patients health and the healing time of the disease.