Hepatitis and Its Long-term Consequences

Hepatitis and Its Long-term Consequences

Overview

Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by viruses and noninfectious factors that can be lethal. If left untreated, hepatitis can proceed to cirrhosis, a condition characterized by the gradual dysfunction of the liver. It can also lead to a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma. About 65% of all cases of liver cancer are linked to HBV and HCV infections. It is estimated that over the next 40-50 years, 1 million patients with untreated chronic HCV infection may perish from HCV-related illnesses.

Speakers

Dr. Manav Wadhawan
Dr. Manav Wadhawan

Director in Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Manav is a Senior Consultant Gastroenterology. His area of expertise lies in Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and Therapeutic ERCP. Dr. Manav Wadhawan has been trained in Transplant Hepatology at Montreal, Canada in 2005. In 10 years of his professional career, Dr. Wadhawan has worked in AIIMS, G B Pant Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. He played an instrumental role in setting up transplant program at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. Dr. Manav Wadhawan has been honored with Young Investigator Award by International Liver Transplant Society in 2013. Presently working as a Director in Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi.


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