Hepatitis B Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Alessandra Mangia, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Cultural barriers including language, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes may be important factors in effective management of hepatitis B in minority ethnic groups
  • Patients with HBV infection may experience stigmatization within their communities and from friends and family
  • The patient’s relationship with his or her healthcare provider is an important determinant of the quality of care and the patient’s willingness to continue to receive care

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