Decompensated LIver Disease
Nov 21, 2004
With cirrohsis & early decompensated liver disease(HCV 2a elevated ast/alt at 190/200)can I take interferon/ribivarin w/ close monitoring
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would discuss this question wiht an experienced hepatologist thoroughly since it is easy to treat genotype 2 infection. However, any signs of decompensation concern me regarding the use of interferon so please seek a very experienced specialist. Also if he or she says you have decompensated disease and they cannot treat you, ask to be referred to a transplant center to get on a list.
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