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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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Chronic Hepatitis C

Chronic hepatitis C is a long-lasting liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. During the first 6 months of the infection, it's called acute hepatitis. For most people with acute hepatitis C -- up to 80% -- their illness moves on to a chronic, lasting hepatitis C infection. 

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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: November 03, 2013
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