|clearing acute hepatitis c
Dec 17, 2012
Can you please define acute hepatitis c? i have had it for 1 to 3 years and i want to know if my body could have cleared it up on its own, and how likely is it?
Response from Dr. Taylor
Acute hepatitis C is defined as the first 26 weeks after a new infection. During this period approximately 15% of people will spontaneously clear the infection without any medications. The rest will develop chronic hepatitis C infection. This means that the virus lives in the liver cells and makes more hepatitis C viruses there every day.
Once chronic hepatitis C infection sets in, the infection cannot go away on its own.
The good news is that C is for cure, chronic hepatitis C is then curable with medications.
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