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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study Sheds Light on Burden of Hepatitis B and C in U.S.
Over years or decades chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to advanced liver disease including cirrhosis (scarring) and hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatitis B can be prevented with an effective vaccine, but complete cures are uncommon. Hepatitis C, in contrast, currently has no vaccine but treatment is increasingly effective at curing infection.
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