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Why does the body inflame the liver in response to liver viruses?

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Mahima Chaudhary

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Always there for you @ Credihealth 02 April 2018 at 12:04

Our liver has a tremendous regenerating capacity. So in order for the virus to be successful, it has to elude this destructive power of inflammation and immunity. When the body is attacked by hepatitis virus, liver cells get damage but in the end, the virus is ousted, repairs commence and things are back to normal. Hepatitis viruses cause the body to mount a strong initial response like hepatitis A, E and sometimes B when get eradicated completely. When you give interferon to Hepatitis C patients, they would encourage the body to mount a stronger response to the hepatitis C virus and thus getting rid of it. Hepatitis C is the virus that is in for the long haul. It works on the liver for years, until the liver burns out and you get burned out liver disease, also called cirrhosis.