Long-term outcome in children with chronic hepatitis B: a 24-year observation period.

@article{Iorio2007LongtermOI,
  title={Long-term outcome in children with chronic hepatitis B: a 24-year observation period.},
  author={Raffaele Iorio and Antonietta Giannattasio and Francesco Cirillo and Luca D' Alessandro and Angela Vegnente},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={943-9}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B seems to manifest as mild disease in children and young adults. However, data regarding the long-term course of hepatitis B in untreated and interferon-treated children are still scarce. This study investigates the long-term outcome of disease in a large series of untreated and treated children with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS Clinical, biochemical, virological, and histological features were evaluated in children (age range, 2-18 years) with… CONTINUE READING

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