|Mix up on HBV & HCV?
Mar 7, 2005
In your response to "Triple Infection Joe Z." you state 75 - 80% of HepB infection becomes chronic...did you mean HCV? I thought only about 10 - 15% of HBV becomes chronic.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
To set the record straight:
1. Hepatitis C much more commonly becomes a chronic infection - about 75-80 per cent of the time. 2. Hepatitis B usually clears in most adults. It becomes chronic in a small percentage - less than 10 percent. This risk of chronicity is higher if the person is also immunosuppressed at the time they develop their acute hepatitis B infection.
Thank you for bringing my attention to this typo!
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