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What happens when someone is diagnosed with 15% liver

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What happens when someone is diagnosed with 15% liver function?
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Customer: The person is 75, non drinker, non smoker, and has high blood pressure and diabetes. She was diagnosed with hep c from a tainted blood transfusion in the 1980s, so was on medication for the hep c. The doctors are now saying that something in her high blood pressure pill drove her down to 15% as maybe she was allergic.
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Customer: Can someone at 75 with these conditions undergo a liver transplant from a relative? Or are they too old?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That means severe liver damage.

That is a bad prognostic factor.

However, may improve slowly by removing the offending medication.

Because of his age and active hepatitis C, he is not likely a candidate for liver transplanatation.

A liver specialist should be consulted with still.

Hep C can be treated with newer oral medications effectively.
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