Changing epidemiology of hepatitis B in a U.S. community.

@article{Kim2004ChangingEO,
  title={Changing epidemiology of hepatitis B in a U.S. community.},
  author={Woong Kim and J. W. Benson and Terry M. Therneau and Heidi A Torgerson and Barbara P. Yawn and Lee Joseph Melton},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={811-6}
}
Despite a reduction in newly acquired hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections since the mid-1980s, HBV remains an important cause of liver disease in the U.S. We report the prevalence of chronic HBV infection in a U.S. community and describe demographic and clinical characteristics. The Rochester Epidemiology Project records healthcare encounters of residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota. For all cases with a potential diagnosis of hepatitis B in this database, complete medical records were reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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