Management of viral hepatitis B

  title={Management of viral hepatitis B},
  author={Chutima Pramoolsinsup},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  • Chutima Pramoolsinsup
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major global health concern and is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. The natural history and clinical outcomes of chronic HBV infection are determined by the viral replication cycle and the host immune responses. Treatment of chronic hepatitis B is directed at interrupting the natural history by suppressing HBV replication before development of any significant irreversible liver cell damage. Effective antiviral therapies should be… CONTINUE READING
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