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What is the outlook for patients with hepatitis B?

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The outlook for most people with hepatitis B who are treated is now very good. With new treatments, the viral cure rate is above 90%. The hepatitis virus is considered to be “cured” if no virus shows up in a blood test that is done three months after your treatment ends.

From: Chronic Hepatitis C: The Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. News releases. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management," "What I need to know about Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Basics."

CDC: "Hepatitis C Information for the Public."

MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine: "U.S. hepatitis C cases down sharply since 1980s."

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 10, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA. News releases. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management," "What I need to know about Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Basics."

CDC: "Hepatitis C Information for the Public."

MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine: "U.S. hepatitis C cases down sharply since 1980s."

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 10, 2017

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