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HCV test positive. Elevated SGPT levels. Chances of diabetes?

hi doctctor how r u i want to knw that my fahter is a diabatic patient n he recently do his hcv test n it becom positive n its sgot test is written a na n its sgpt test is 131 so i want to know that is it dangerus or not if yeas then how we control it plzzzz doctor give me a best seggetion m waiting ur ans
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Once infected by HCV infection it takes  decades to manifest itself, but once it does, the consequences are severe: The disease leads to scarring of the liver that eventually damages the critical organ beyond repair. Late-stage HCV patients need liver transplants to survive.
There has  been a strong correlation between chronic liver infection and development of type 2diabetes.

You require a consultation with a Gastroenterologist for treatment of HCV infection.
Treatment of HCV has become better in modern times with use of medicines like pegylated interferon and ribavirine.
For diabetes you must consult a diabetologist for the proper control and management.
With proper treatment everything can be managed.
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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