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Dr. Edward Block:
My approach to hepatitis C patients with normal liver tests and active virus infection as measured by the hepatitis C RNA (HCV RNA) test is to perform a liver biopsy. If liver biopsy shows mild or minimal inflammation, it may be appropriate not to recommend treatment. However, if liver biopsy shows significant liver disease with some increase in fibrosis or a fair amount of inflammation, I think it would be more appropriate to treat these patients.
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