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Is it possible to have antibodies to hep c without ever having the disease symptoms?

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Dr. Joseph Perez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many cases of hepatitis c are relatively asymptomatic when contracted. It is the chronic carrier state that can lead to liver damage and cancer that is the problem.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: About 20% of people successfully eliminate the virus without treatment and without symptoms of infection.

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