hep c and normal function
Nov 20, 2011
I am a female , 54 yrs old, diagnosed with hep c in 2002. Haven't had any treatment. Had a viral load back then of 1 million. I get yearly liver function tests, all are very healthy. Does this mean anything? Can I be sick and have liver damage with healthy function or do I not need to worry until they are not normal?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes, there can be underlying ongoing liver damage, even with normal liver function tests. You may want to evaluate the liver further with imaging studies. You might also want to consider treatment, particularly if your HCV is genotype 1, given the new HCV protease inhibitors that are now available.
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