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Does hepatitis B go away?

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About 90% of infants and 25-50% of children between the ages of 1-5 will become chronically infected. In adults, approximately 95% will recover completely and will not go on to have a chronic infection.

That means you have an ongoing liver infection. It can lead to cirrhosis or hardening of the organ. It scars over and stops working. Some people also get liver cancer.

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CDC.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 8, 2020

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CDC.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 8, 2020

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