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hep b lifespan
Jan 24, 2008

gud day doc, what is the average lifespan of hepa b infected person?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am not aware of any data on the "average lifespan" of a patient with hepatitis B. That is probably because HBV does not necessarily cause liver disease in every person infected. There are factors though that can accelerate disease progression, such as alcohol use or concomitant infection with HIV.

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