Can hepatitis B cause cirrhosis?

In China, the prevalence rate of hepatitis B is relatively high, and there are many patients. Moreover, most of them come from direct mother-to-child transmission, and the incidence of immune tolerance is relatively high. Once the disease enters the active stage of hepatitis, the therapeutic effect is often unsatisfactory. So will hepatitis B lead to liver cirrhosis?

Some hepatitis B will develop into cirrhosis, so patients with chronic hepatitis B need active treatment and regular reexamination.

1. Many patients with chronic hepatitis B will form liver fibrosis. Long-term liver fibrosis will cause liver cirrhosis, which is irreversible. Patients will have other liver diseases, thus posing life-threatening risks. Therefore, patients with chronic hepatitis B need active treatment. After antiviral treatment, patients with chronic hepatitis B can control the progress of the disease and reduce the incidence of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

2. Recurrent hepatitis can also cause liver cirrhosis, but this is only a possible consequence, which does not necessarily mean that liver cirrhosis will be formed. Most patients with hepatitis B are in chronic infection, with normal liver function and no liver cirrhosis in clinic. Only a few patients with recurrent hepatitis will eventually develop into cirrhosis or even liver cancer.

3. If patients with hepatitis B are not treated effectively, they will develop into cirrhosis. If hepatitis B is not controlled, it is easy to infect, and it will also affect normal work, and may even cause liver cirrhosis or liver cancer.

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