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Hepatitis B today.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17523319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hepatitis B remains a major problem for public health worldwide and represents a challenging disease for practicing physicians. Of the 2 billion people who have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, more than 350 million have chronic infections. These chronically infected individuals are at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer. The use of new antiviral drugs, such us nucleotides analogues, offer good hope in the prognosis of patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B.
Michael Safioleas; Nikolaos J Lygidakis; Christine Manti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-25     Completed Date:  2007-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, School of Medicine, Athens University, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hepatitis B / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Hepatitis B virus / pathogenicity
Hepatitis B, Chronic / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Liver Function Tests
Treatment Outcome
Virulence / genetics

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