Chronic viral hepatitis

Chapter 4 Chronic viral hepatitis

Key Points

Chronic Hepatitis B

Clinical features and natural history


4. Drugs

e. Specific drugs

TABLE 4.3 Indications for HBV treatment

Evidence of benefit: treatment indicated Treatment not indicated
Decompensated cirrhotic patients Immune tolerance phase
HBV DNA–positive cirrhotic patient Inactive chronic carrier
Fulminant liver failure Acute hepatitis B
HBsAg-positive patient who is going to be immunosuppressed  
Chronic hepatitis B with elevated ALT levels and HBV DNA >2000 UI/mL  

ALT, alanine aminotransferase; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; HBV, hepatitis B virus.

TABLE 4.6 Management of resistance to HBV antiviral drugs

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