Hepatitis C: Your Risk for Cirrhosis
Up to 85% of people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus will develop long-term (chronic) infection.1 About 25% of people who have chronic hepatitis C will go on to develop cirrhosis—severe liver damage and scarring—after a period of about 20 years or more.2
Certain factors may affect how quickly problems such as cirrhosis or liver cancer develop.
The way cirrhosis develops depends on:3
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