A 33-year-old member asked:
is hepatitis a infection associated with liver cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Laflamme answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hepatitis a causes acute inflammation of the liver, with the disease processes lasting for a few weeks. Chronic inflammation of the liver increases the likelihood of cancer. Less than 3% of infected individuals may experience liver failure. However, once infected with hep a, the patient is immune for life, someone infected with hep a is more likely to experience liver failure than liver cancer.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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