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Hepatitis B

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0057

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Hepatitis B

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Epidemiology 418

Transmission 418

Clinical features 418

Interpretation of HBV serology 419

Complications 419

Prevention 421

Management of chronic HBV infection 422

About 2 billion people (1/3 of the world population) show evidence of exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, with 300–400 million showing evidence of chronic HBV infection....

Chapter.  1246 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Paediatrics

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