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Can you explain how hepatitis C progresses?
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Slowly
Chronic hcv progressively causes inflammation and then scarring in the liver leading to cirrhosis.
Other important issue is that it predisposes to hepatoma.

In brief: Slowly
Chronic hcv progressively causes inflammation and then scarring in the liver leading to cirrhosis.
Other important issue is that it predisposes to hepatoma.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Sure
Most people who have hepatitis c infection in the us got it 20 - 40 years ago during our peak epidemic.
Most never knew that they were infected since it can look like a mild flu or no symptoms. 25% of people will spontaneously clear the infection. The rest will develop fibrosis (scarring) which can develop slowly or quickly. More rapid scarring is seen in men, alcohol use, and older people.

In brief: Sure
Most people who have hepatitis c infection in the us got it 20 - 40 years ago during our peak epidemic.
Most never knew that they were infected since it can look like a mild flu or no symptoms. 25% of people will spontaneously clear the infection. The rest will develop fibrosis (scarring) which can develop slowly or quickly. More rapid scarring is seen in men, alcohol use, and older people.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Dr. Camilla Graham
Thank
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