Medical terms explained

In the guidance a person is at low risk of their chronic hepatitis C getting worse if they have:

  • a low Child–Pugh score (6 or below, that is, class A. This score measures the severity of chronic liver disease)

  • a platelet count of 75,000/mm3 or more

  • no signs of high blood pressure (such as abnormal, enlarged veins in the oesophagus) in the portal vein system, the system that carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver

  • not had liver decompensation (when the liver no longer works properly) because of their hepatitis C

  • not had a drug called an NS5A inhibitor before (for example, ledipasvir or daclatasvir).

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