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How Liver Diseases Are Treated With Cultured Liver Cells:
Hepatitis C

Our six year clinical experience shows that recurring transplantations of cultured hepatoblasts (cell therapy) prevent progression of HCV infection to cirrhosis and result in significant reversal of preexisting cirrhosis.



 

Acute hepatitis C virus is a relatively mild infection, and most people are unaware they have become infected; however, HCV becomes chronic in 80 percent of those infected. Currently, 170 million people worldwide are infected with HCV. The standard treatment is a combination therapy of interferon and ribavirin, which is only effective in about 55 percent of patients. The remaining 45 percent face a threat of the disease progressing to cirrhosis and liver cancer.


33 year old male patient with decompensated liver cirrhosis, ascites, and jaundice as a result of viral hepatitis.


Distended and engorged veins (as a result of portal hypertension) are seen on the surface of abdomen. Visible abdomen distension as a result of ascites (accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity).

 


 

 

 


 

 

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