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Can a doctor suggest a treatment for my mother who has red small spots on her body diagnosed HCV positive ?

DR MY MOM IS HCV POSITIVE.AND HASNT STARTED ANY TREATMENT YET.I SEE RED SPOTS VERY SMALL PIN HEAD SIZED ON HER BODY WAT ARE THEY.HER ALT IS 118 MY MOM IS HCV POSITIVE.HER ALT IS 118.FR LAST 1 YEAR. AND SHE HAS A HISTORY OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION 5 YRS BACK.NOW APPARENTLY SHE IS OK WITH NO SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS. BT I SEE SMALL PIN SIZED RED RAISED SPOTS ON HER BODY WAT ARE THEY. ALSO SHE HAS FATTY LIVER
Asked On : Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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Those pin head spots could be sign of bleeding due to severe liver damage. You need to get her to the Doctor immediately otherwise she is at increased risk of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. She needs her liver function to be assessed otherwise she can bleed out. Once she is on treatment she will recover and less chance for the above from happening. She needs to follow universal barrier precautions. Let her avoid eating fatty food, spicy food. Let her eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water.
Answered: Fri, 19 Aug 2011
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