Chronic hepatitis B in children and adolescents.

@article{Paganelli2012ChronicHB,
  title={Chronic hepatitis B in children and adolescents.},
  author={Massimiliano Paganelli and Xavier St{\'e}phenne and Etienne M Sokal},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          885-96
        }
}
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still one of the most important causes of liver disease, with 2 billion people infected worldwide and more than 600,000 deaths each year, caused in 94% of cases by chronic infection-related cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) [1–3]. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 360 million persons being chronic carriers worldwide (6% of the world population). The incidence of HBV infection has been declining over the last two decades… CONTINUE READING
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