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    Surgery

    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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    Understanding Hepatitis C -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Because hepatitis C doesn't always cause symptoms, you may not know you have the virus. Your doctor won't likely check for hepatitis C unless you have abnormal liver tests, think you've had contact with a person who is infected, or if you were born between 1945 and 1965. If you think you may have the disease, you can get a blood test.

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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: June 04, 2014
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