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950299 tn?1253470122
stage meaning
High guys, I'm new and would like to know what the stage reference pertains to, liver damage? Haven't started treatment yet, trying to learn. Got this when I was 16, I'm 56 now with some cirrosis
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220090 tn?1379170787
The degree of fibrosis (scarring) is defined as stages with 0 being no fibrosis and 4 cirrhosis.  There are also degrees of cirrhosis, but I am not sure of definitions.  There is compensated cirrhosis and decompensated cirrhosis.
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Stage 4 on the metavir scale is cirrhosis.
All of this is clearly explained on the Janis and Friends Hepatitis C website which is great for learning the basics of your condition.
Good luck with your treatment.
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