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Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases in Bangladesh

Citation Information : Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases in Bangladesh. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (1):26-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1124

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Bangladesh is a South Asian country with a homogeneous population. However, some difference has been demonstrated in the distribution of liver disease in different parts of the country. Hepatitis E remains the principal cause of acute hepatitis in Bangladesh, while chronic liver disease in Bangladesh, including hepatocelullar carcinoma, is predominantly due to hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B has been extensively studied and characterized in Bangladesh, and some major clinical trials with HBV-related antigens have also been conducted.

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