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Author Topic: Hepatic encephalopathy after treatment  (Read 8327 times)

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Offline dallasgreg

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Hepatic encephalopathy after treatment
« on: September 20, 2014, 06:31:37 pm »
My wife completed Sovaldi/Olysio/Ribavarin treatment 4 weeks ago. Almost no side effects to treatment!!!  Blood work shows no virus.  She was diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy and advanced cirrhosis prior to treatment-confusion, day/night reversal, inability to concentrate, and short term memory loss.
She is still showing signs of HE and being treated with lactulose and Xifaxin (6 months now).  What is the likelihood of her HE symptoms going away now that she is virus free?

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Hepatic encephalopathy after treatment
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 03:57:32 pm »
I have read that the liver is largest organ and can regenerate and heal itself once it is free from the attacks of the virus.

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Hepatic encephalopathy after treatment
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 07:39:02 pm »
Dalllasgreg - I don't think it is likely, but there have been a few cases of cirrhosis reversal.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)


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