Management of chronic hepatitis B in childhood: ESPGHAN clinical practice guidelines: consensus of an expert panel on behalf of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

@article{Sokal2013ManagementOC,
  title={Management of chronic hepatitis B in childhood: ESPGHAN clinical practice guidelines: consensus of an expert panel on behalf of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.},
  author={Etienne M Sokal and Massimiliano Paganelli and Stefan Wirth and Piotr Socha and Pietro Vajro and Florence Lacaille and Deirdre Cathleen Kelly and Giorgina Mieli-Vergani},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          814-29
        }
}
More than 360 million persons worldwide (6% of the world population) are chronically infected by the hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Although the incidence of HBV infection has dramatically declined since the implementation of universal immunization programs in several countries and blood-donor screening, a significant number of children are still infected each year, often developing chronic infection and requiring appropriate followup [1]. Despite a rather benign course of chronic hepatitis B (CHB… CONTINUE READING
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