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Edema And Hep C

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is it wise to go on interferon treatment if you have developed cirrhosis as a result of hep-c?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Well, there is cirrhosis and cirrhosis. If the cirrhosis is stable and there is no fluid in the abdomen(ascites) or swelling in the feet(edema) or mental confusion (encephalopathy) it is reasonably safe. That is called compensated cirrhosis. The... Read more »