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Author Topic: Long-Term Effects of Hepatitis C  (Read 6320 times)

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Long-Term Effects of Hepatitis C
« on: August 13, 2015, 11:55:55 am »
More proof that untreated HCV can lead to serious liver damage over time (and that waiting for treatment might not be such a good idea):

Researchers recently analyzed the data on nearly 25,000 people with hep C in Southern California and found that 19% of the cohort had cirrhosis at the outset of the study, while 23% ended up developing it by the end of the 12-year follow-up period.

What’s more, those with cirrhosis were more likely to have cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Those with decompensated cirrhosis (the more advanced form of the condition) were more likely to have chronic kidney disease, develop liver cancer and need a liver transplant down the line.

For more info/specifics on the study, click here: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/liver_disease_2501_27635.shtml


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