Impact of hepatitis B therapy on the long-term outcome of liver disease.

@article{Liaw2011ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of hepatitis B therapy on the long-term outcome of liver disease.},
  author={Yun-Fan Liaw},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          117-21
        }
}
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a dynamic series of interactions between HBV, hepatocytes and the patient's immune system. HBV replication is the key motor of disease progression, including the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HBV elimination or suppression can reduce the risk of or slow the progression of liver disease. Studies have shown that a finite course of conventional interferon-α (IFN) therapy provides long-term benefit for achieving a… CONTINUE READING
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