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A 22-year-old female asked:

Which hepatitis is worse a ' b or c ?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Depends on criteria: Hbv transmits more efficiently by needlestick, sexually or neonatally and is more likely to cause acute fulminant disease. Hcv is more likely to become chronic. Both can cause cirrhosis which may result in liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent hbv, not hcv and therapy can be instituted for either.
Dr. Igor Grosman
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Hepatitis: It is difficult to answer. Hepatitis a is occasionally can cause acute liver failure in acute stages but never become chronic. Whereas hepatitis b and c can become chronic. This can cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis b occasional can cause acute liver failure.

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Which hepatitis is bad for u a or b or c?

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Dr. Willam Lau
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All: Any hepatitis is dangerous for you. A usually recovers without sequelae b ; c usually recovers but may have long term sequelae of cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer.

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