Management of Hepatitis B Infection

  • Authors: Harry L. A. Janssen, MD, PhD; Milan J. Sonneveld, MD, PhD, MSc (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/25/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Peginterferon treatment can be effective in patients with advanced fibrosis and compensated cirrhosis but is contraindicated in patients with decompensated liver disease
  • Nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment is, therefore, the best option in this patient population[Terrault 2018; EASL HBV]

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