What Are the Complications & Risks of Hepatitis B?


Long term HBV infections can lead to:

  • Liver cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute liver failure
  • Risk of developing Hepatitis D

Partners and Re-infection

Additionally, all sexual partners should be made aware of your condition so that they can be tested, and if free from HBV, vaccinated against it. Once an acute case of HBV resolves itself, the person cannot get HBV again. However, they can still contract other types of hepatitis.

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Acute HBV is not associated with any recurrences and chronic HBV does not usually go away. However, recurrence of HBV has been known to occur in patients who have received liver transplants. These risks are usually minimal since therapies are in place to help prevent them.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD

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