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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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BELTRAN GALVIS, Oscar; ROSAS, Marta  and  GARZON O, Martín. Hepatitis B: Diagnóstico y manejo. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.2, pp.12-33. ISSN 0120-9957.

Hepatitis B virus (VHB) infection, together with hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, is among the leading causes of cirrhosis and hepatocelular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. It thus represents a relevant cause of mobility and mortality. There have been many changes in the management of chronic hepatitis B in the past few years. The ASSLD has published also updated it’s the guidelines on chronic hepatitis B; the EASL has published its consensus statement, the APASL has published the second version of Asian-Pacific consensus of hepatitis B, and the panel of US hepatologist (AGA) has developed the practical a comprehensive algorithm for the diagnosis , treatment and monitoring of patients with chronic hepatic B. This paper will review the current therapy of chronic hepatitis B.

Keywords : Hepatitis B; diagnostic; treatment.

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