Chronic hepatitis B with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis: impact of antiviral therapy.

Abstract

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a significant public health problem in the United States, with 1.25 million people infected with the virus. The long-term risks of chronic HBV infection include cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which occur in 15% to 30% of those infected at birth or early in life and may lead to liver transplantation or… (More)

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