Lamivudine treatment in patients with severely decompensated cirrhosis due to replicating hepatitis B infection.

@article{Yao2000LamivudineTI,
  title={Lamivudine treatment in patients with severely decompensated cirrhosis due to replicating hepatitis B infection.},
  author={Francis Y. Yao and Nathan Michael Bass},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={301-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lamivudine is highly effective in suppressing hepatitis B viral replication and hepatic necroinflammatory activity. The potential for recovery of hepatic decompensation in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection treated with lamivudine has not been established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of lamivudine treatment in severely decompensated cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis B. METHODS Thirteen consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis B… CONTINUE READING
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