Chronic hepatitis B in Asia—new insights from the past decade

  title={Chronic hepatitis B in Asia—new insights from the past decade},
  author={H. Chan and J. Jia},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  • H. Chan, J. Jia
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major health problem in the Asia‐Pacific region. In the past decade, much progress has been made in the understanding and management of this disease. The introduction of universal vaccination has significantly reduced the incidence of perinatal infection in most Asia‐Pacific countries. As the majority of the adult population have not been immunized at birth, we are still facing a large population of young HBV‐infected patients in the coming two… CONTINUE READING
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