The Natural History and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B: A Critical Evaluation of Standard Treatment Criteria and End Points

  title={The Natural History and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B: A Critical Evaluation of Standard Treatment Criteria and End Points},
  author={C. Lai and Man-Fung Yuen},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • C. Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Approximately 350 to 400 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, with roughly 1.25 million cases in the United States and 180000 in Britain. More than 70% of all people with chronic HBV infection are Asian. Although white persons in the U.S. and British populations are usually infected in adolescence or adulthood (by means of sexual contact or sharing of intravenous needles), nearly every Asian person with this infection (whether born in or outside Asia… CONTINUE READING
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