Viral hepatitis B.

  title={Viral hepatitis B.},
  author={Ching Lung Lai and Vlad Ratziu and Man-fung Yuen and Thierry Poynard},
  volume={362 9401},
More than 400 million people worldwide are chronically infected by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is responsible for more than 300000 cases of liver cancer every year and for similar numbers of gastrointestinal haemorrhage and ascites. Major breakthroughs have been achieved in diagnosis and treatment of this virus. Hepatitis B vaccine reduces incidence of liver cancer. As with hepatitis C, advances have been made in molecular virology, especially for naturally occurring and treatment-induced… CONTINUE READING
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