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

  • Primary care providers should screen patients from high-risk areas, sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America for HBV infection
  • Early symptoms include influenza-like symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms, and fatigue
    • When these symptoms subside, darkening of urine, pale stool, and jaundice may be observed

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