Liver Problems

  • Approximately 70% of hepatitis c patients will go on to develop chronic liver disease.
  • 20% of patients with hepatitis c will develop liver cirrhosis (scarring) over a period of 20-30 years.
  • Of those with cirrhosis 30% will develop liver failure.
  • Patients with liver cirrhosis have an increase chance of developing liver cancer.
  • Hepatitis C disease is also associated with the development of lymph node cancer, chronic kidney problems, and diabetes mellitus.

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