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Apr 13, 2006

what is the difference between Hep C and Hep B. Is one more serious than the other?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Both can cause liver disease and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is spread through sex and injection drug use; hepatitis C is spread most commonly through injection drug use and much less commonly through sex.

However, hepatitis B most often clears from the body and does not cause chronic disease.

On the other hand, hepatitis C causes chronic disease in about 80 percent of people.

Both illnesses can be treated.

Dr. M



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