Hepatitis b treatment pdf
Terrault NA et al, APASL, AASLD guidelines for treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Hepatology ; Sarin SK et al, Asian-Pacific clinical practice guidelines on the management of hepatitis B: a update. Hepatol Int ; EASL, EASL clinical practice guidelines: Management of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. NOT TO TREAT IN PERSONS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS B 36 Background 39 Summary of the evidence 39 Rationale for the recommendations 44 6. RECOMMENDATIONS: FIRST-LINE ANTIVIRAL THERAPIES FOR CHRONIC HEPATITIS B 47 Background 48 Summary of the evidence 48 Rationale for the recommendations 51 7. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. A vaccine is available to prevent this infection. Tests and treatment .