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Hepatitis C

Is it Possible for Hepatitis C to Clear on Its Own?

It is possible for Hepatitis C to go away without treatment, however, of all people who contract Hepatitis C, only fifteen percent or less will have a self-limited case in which their immune system defeats the virus. It has not been established exactly why this happens.

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