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

  • Chronic HBV infection affects an estimated 257 million people globally
    • Most cases in southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa[WHO HBV]
  • Without treatment, HBV may progress over time to liver disease, fibrosis, and cirrhosis, leading to hepatocellular carcinoma and death

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