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Update on Management of Viral Hepatitis B

Desmond Wai

Citation Information : Wai D. Update on Management of Viral Hepatitis B. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2011; 1 (2):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1013

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2011


Abstract

Management of hepatitis B has gone a long way since the introduction of lamivudine and interferon. Today, we have several much more potent oral antivirals for hepatitis B, which are associated with much less resistance. Pegylated interferon has the path for immune modulation and newer immune modulators are in the pipeline. Options of combination therapy are being evaluated, while treatment is being individualized. Although the best treatment for hepatitis B is yet to be identified, the prospects are brighter than ever before.


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