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Does hepatitis B go away?

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The disease does go away in a small number of people. For others, it becomes what’s known as chronic.

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.

From: Hepatitis B WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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