Approach to Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

  • P Tyagi Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
  • A Arora Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection constitutes one of the major global public health problems. Not only India and Nepal, East Asia is ghting with the same. About 30 percent of the world’s population has serological evidence of current or past infection with HBV. By virtue of its different stage of presentation in different age groups of patients and the rapid mutation in the virus, the treatment of HBV requires thorough work-up and regular monitoring. Many new concepts have evolved in last decade in managing these patients, such as HBV Genotype, HBV DNA quanti cation and mutation analysis. The introduction of oral antivirals in the treatment of HBV infection has revolutionized the treatment.

Published
2011-06-30
How to Cite
Tyagi, P., & Arora, A. (2011). Approach to Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 51(182). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.252
Section
Review Article