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what is the life expetancy of chronic hepatitis b patient?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Quite variable: Some have very indolent, low grade infection with little liver damage and those have an essentially normal life span. Others have much more inflammation in their livers that lead to scarring, cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer. Early intervention in these latter cases can prevent a bad outcome. Many people with chronic hbv die with it, not of it.
Answered on Sep 28, 2018

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