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Which hepatitis  virus B or C cause cirrhosis earliest, if one is not on treatment ?
currently which hepatitis virus has more number of antivirals ?
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568322 tn?1370169040
"Which hepatitis  virus B or C cause cirrhosis earliest, if one is not on treatment ? "

If you have Hepatitis C....

About 20% of people develop cirrhosis after being infected for 20 years.....30% after being infected 30 years.....40% after being infected 40 years....on and on....


I think for Hepatitis B is more difficult to tell because Hep B can become inactive for a long time...and during that time it doesn't cause liver damage.   And some people may clear it on their own and become immune to it.  

Based on the fact that Hepatitis C is the main cause for liver transplants, I'm going to guess that it takes less time for Hep C to cause cirrhosis.  
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568322 tn?1370169040
"currently which hepatitis virus has more number of antivirals ? "

Hepatitis B.

There's only one thing used to treat Hepatitis C.....Peg interferon/Ribavirin

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