Milestones and perspectives in viral hepatitis B.

  title={Milestones and perspectives in viral hepatitis B.},
  author={Stephanos J. Hadziyannis},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={31 Suppl 1},
There have been numerous research milestones since the discovery of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the 1960s. These mark major advances in the serology and epidemiology of HBV infection, in identifying the wide clinical spectrum of acute and chronic hepatic diseases as well as the extrahepatic conditions induced by this virus, the molecular biology of the virus including its variants and mutants, its molecular diagnosis and monitoring, the host immune responses to the infecting virus, the… CONTINUE READING

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