Hepatitis C (cont.)
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What is the outlook for a person with hepatitis C?
The outlook for a person with hepatitis C depends upon the stage of the disease when it is discovered and how it is managed.
Can you die from hepatitis C?
You can die from hepatitis C under two circumstances. If hepatitis C progresses to liver failure, this will result in death if not treated correctly. Moreover, hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), which also can be fatal. Fortunately, with better diagnostic tests, better drug treatment options, liver transplantation and ongoing research, death from hepatitis C is becoming less common in the United States.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2016
Robert Cox, MD
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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