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How do you develop cirrhosis from hepatitis C?

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In the early stages of hepatitis C, your liver still has enough cells to do its many jobs. But with time, more cells die, and pressure builds up in the vein leaving the liver. When that happens, symptoms of cirrhosis like jaundice may show up.

From: When Hepatitis C Worsens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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