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active hcv?
Jul 24, 2011

i am 56 years old .i did some ragular which show elevated liver enzymes so i did more tests 1-ultrasound shows Mild enlarged rt liver lobe .fine periphrl firosis no focal lesion .Normal gall bllader .mild enlarged spleen (13cm). suggesting Early cirrotic change of liver blood test shows platlets 63.000 per ìl .Bil 0.7 - Tbil 1.9 - Tp 7.2 - alb 3.2 - alt 175 - ast 183 - alp 133 - a/g ratio 0.8 results of pcr not showed yet . my questions are ' do i have chance of having inactive hcv ? if virus is active can i undergo treatment with interferon with my low platlets level and in my age ? what are chances of getting rid of it? does liver support drugs help to delay liver cirrosis?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

All of those laboratory results and scan point to some kind of active liver abnormality. But you don't indicate what other viral hepatitis tests were performed and their results. Thus, it is difficult to determine at this point what the cause of these abnormalities might be and whether antiviral treatment or some other kind of treatment is indicated.



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