Hepatitis B Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Natural History

  • Author: Marc G. Ghany, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/2/18 (What's New)


  • The CDC recommends testing the following groups for HBV infection or immunity prior to HBV vaccination[CDC 2018; CDC 2008b]:
    • Hemodialysis patients
    • Pregnant women

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