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    What is hepatitis?

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  • We are the peak community-based hepatitis organisation in the Australian state of New South Wales. We take a partnership approach with people primarily affected by … View Profile

    Hepatitis translates to “inflammation of the liver”. When liver cells are inflamed by something, the body's reponse involves production of “connective tissue” - called “fibrosis”. Luckily, the liver can regenerate itself but if the level of inflammation exceeds the regeneration process, the resulting fibrosis will become so extensive, it results in cirrhosis (scarring of liver tissue).

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