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Hepatitis B 

Hepatitis B
Chapter:
Hepatitis B
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0057

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....

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