Counseling the Patient with Hepatitis C Infection

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C Chronic hepatitis C infection can be associated with long term complications such as liver failure, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

This answer is correct. Five to twenty percent of people with chronic hepatitis C infection go on to develop a scarring condition of the liver called cirrhosis over a period of 20 to 30 years, and 1 to 5% will die from liver failure or liver cancer. Not all people develop these complications. Successful treatment can eliminate hepatitis C virus from the body and lower the likelihood that long-term complications from hepatitis C infection will occur.

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