What to do?
Jul 22, 2002
My sister has HCV from blood contaiminated products that were treating her for immune system problems, not HIV. Her liver enzymes are very close to normal, her last tests showed the HCV to be negative actually. her spleen is very large, and platelette counts are low, 50,000+/-. She is on no treatment now, but I feel there must be something we can do. She feels fine, and has normal energy. What, if anything do you recommend. She sees her doc regularly. Basically, her only out of range blood tests are the plates are low, and the liver enzymes are elevated around 60. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
It is not clear if she actually has HCV or not. If the PCR is positive, then it can be treated even if the spleen is big. If she does not have it, then if she sees a liver specialist there are things to do to keep the cirrhosis under control. Wish her luck! DTD
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