Mar 7, 2008
i have geno type 1 hcv and cirhosis. i finished 48 weeks of treatment and it didnt work. i will need a liver transplant in the near future. how long will it take for hep c to distroy the new liver?
Response from Dr. McGovern
If you were treated with interferon and ribavirin, then you must have compensated cirrhosis. This infers that your liver is still synthesizing the proteins that your body needs. Patients with decompensated cirrhosis - a liver that is failing - are not usually treated with interferon and ribavirin.
You may be referred for a liver transplant evaluation just to get your evaluation in order. That does not mean that your need for a transplant is imminent.
Patients can live many years with compensated cirrhosis; it will be important to see your liver specialist regularly to keep your liver as healthy as possible. Immunizations should be uptodate. Avoid alcohol. Get regular ultrasound examinations.
Best regards for your health...
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