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Has cirrhosis, hepatitis c, has flu, blotches on back. IV drug user. What is it?

My son has cirrhosis and hep c . Currently he is sick with flu like symptoms--chills, fever, aches and pains. He has a huge blotchy area on his back at base of spine and into beginning of crease of buttocks. The center area is almost blood red to purple, but it is a lot like hives in the outer region. He was an iv drug user in the past, has been diagnosed as stage four, but only via ultrasound, not biopsy. Can this rash and illness indicate worsening of his disease? Could it be a simple case of the flu? What do you make of the blot hipness?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Hi there, thank for asking. Fatigue and low energy is very common in people who ave been infected with Hepatitis C. It could also be a sign of reactivtion of the virus in the body. It is a thing that you should ask his doctor to explore with exam and lab tests. Rash/ or the skin lesion could be a sign of platelet change in the body or coagulation change. It could be as a result of liver function change. So it is necessary that you ask his doctor to see what it may be. Best wishes.
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