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A Cure for Hepatitis C, But What About Hepatitis B?

Nov 11, 2015 1:00:52 PM / by Maria posted in nucleoside analog, research

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Hepatitis B can be as serious as hepatitis C. Researchers may be on the heels of a cure.

The "C" in Hepatitis C could stand for "chronic," or "cancer forming" -- or, these days, "curable." Most people who are exposed to the virus that causes Hepatitis C develop a chronic infection of the liver. A myriad of health problems can ensue, including scarring of the liver, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. The numbers are staggering: 150-250 million people in the world are living with chronic hepatitis C. A total of 340,000 liver cancer deaths due to hepatitis C occurred in 2013; an additional 360,000 people died of cirrhosis.

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