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risks of hep-b
Mar 12, 2005

What is the cure rate right now for hep B? How many people actually clear the virus on their own without even taking meds? What percentage of people with Hep b will actually die from the disease?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B seroconversion rates are actually highest with PEG interferon than other medications. When patients get sick with hepatitis B, the vast majority clear the virus on their own. I can't say what percentage die with their disease because it strongly depends on many other factors that vary from patient to patient.

Dr. McGovern



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