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How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option due to advanced age (80 yrs)?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Depends on MELD

Difficult to estimate survival in patients with cirrhosis until their meld or child's score becomes elevated.
If one's meld score is high, mortality in the next 3months is high. Otherwise it is very difficult to predict. Follow closely with your physician so that symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed.

In brief: Depends on MELD

Difficult to estimate survival in patients with cirrhosis until their meld or child's score becomes elevated.
If one's meld score is high, mortality in the next 3months is high. Otherwise it is very difficult to predict. Follow closely with your physician so that symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Alberto Sobrado
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many years

It depends of the stage at the time to the diagnosis.
Most cases can be treated for many years before it becomes very advanced.

In brief: Many years

It depends of the stage at the time to the diagnosis.
Most cases can be treated for many years before it becomes very advanced.
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
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