Hepatitis B virus infection

@article{Liaw2009HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus infection},
  author={Yun-Fan Liaw and Chia-Ming Chu},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373},
  pages={582-592}
}
Since the introduction of the hepatitis B vaccine and other preventive measures, the worldwide prevalence of hepatitis B infection has fallen. However, chronic infection remains a challenging global health problem, with more than 350 million people chronically infected and at risk of hepatic decompensation, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. An improved understanding of hepatitis B virology, immunology, and the natural course of chronic infection, has identified hepatitis B virus… CONTINUE READING
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