Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Infection with the hepatitis A, B, or C virus is among the most common causes of hepatitis. Although hepatitis A often resolves on its own, hepatitis B or C, when left untreated, can lead to chronic inflammation, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even liver failure.
NYU Langone hepatologists, or liver specialists, provide screening, prevention, diagnostic, and treatment options for those at risk for or who have hepatitis. Our specialists recognize that hepatitis can have a significant impact on quality of life and that no two experiences of living with the disease are alike.
For those who have more advanced liver disease or damage, our team at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute offers liver transplant surgery and other specialized services. Our doctors are also continually engaged in research to evaluate more effective treatments.
For those diagnosed with hepatitis B or C, our experts work together to create and coordinate personalized care plans to suppress the virus and, when possible, provide a cure. Our doctors can recommend new antiviral medical therapies that have the potential to treat hepatitis B and C effectively, without the side effects of prior treatments. Treatment is also available for hepatitis A, although this condition often resolves on its own without therapy.
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