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A 45-year-old member asked:

I want to know what is the difference between hep.c and acute hepatitis?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Depends: Acute hepatitis can be caused by many agents like viral hepatitis a, b, c, or e, other viruses, alcohol, drug toxicity, autoimmune diseases, etc. Hepatitis c is just one virus that can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis. Most people who have acute hepatitis with hcv will develop chronic infection and can go on to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. It is important to be tested.
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