Question: What does hepatitis B cause?

For other people, acute hepatitis B leads to life-long infection known as chronic hepatitis B. Over time, chronic hepatitis B can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death.

How does hepatitis B cause damage?

Having a chronic HBV infection can lead to serious complications, such as: Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). The inflammation associated with a hepatitis B infection can lead to extensive liver scarring (cirrhosis), which may impair the livers ability to function. Liver cancer.

What does hepatitis B and C cause?

What are hepatitis B and C? Hepatitis is caused by a virus in the blood. Like other viruses, a person becomes infected with hepatitis through exposure to the virus. Hepatitis B and C cause inflammation of the liver.

What happens if hepatitis B is left untreated?

A Dangerous Disease The longer a hepatitis B infection is left untreated, the more susceptible you are to developing severe scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and liver cancer.

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