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There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B.

If you have advanced liver damage because of hepatitis and your condition becomes life-threatening, you may need a liver transplant.

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In rare cases, acute hepatitis B progresses rapidly to liver failure, a deadly condition called fulminant hepatitis. For people who develop this condition, a liver transplant is the only treatment choice.

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Last Updated: October 29, 2012
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