Apr 4, 2001
can you die from Hepatitis?
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
Yes.You can die from any acute hepatitis,toxic or viral.Patients that develop hepatic failure during the first 2 weeks of disease, are considered to have fulminant hepatitis.The prognosis is poor but the cases are rare. You can also die if you develop cirrhosis and end stage liver disease.This occur in around 20% of all HCV and in 3% HBV.You can also die from hepatocellular carcinoma(cancer of the liver),as the incidence increases,with both HCV and HBV.
abnormal liver functions test,hep.A,B,and C negative ,What else could be the cause ?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.