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May 17, 2001

my son has just been diagnosed with hepitis c. is that fatal? what is the cure? will he die? where did he get it from?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Hepatitis C,is very common, and more than 4 million americans are positive.It will progress to advanced liver disease in about 30% of all cases, and can cause cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma in 15%.There are new treatment alternatives that can cure the disease in up to more than 60% of cases.The disease is contracted by exposure to positive blood.This may occur by sharing needles,sexual contact,tattoos,piercing etc.In around 25% of all cases the risk factor is unknown.

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