Items Tagged ‘cirrhosis’

March 10, 2015

Infection with Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Cirrhosis


People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a higher risk for developing the liver disease cirrhosis, particularly within the first five years after infection. These findings were released in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cirrhosis, or late-stage fibrosis, is a chronic liver disease characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue […]

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