Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection

New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a study published April 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Haitao ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reducing unnecessary medication for hepatitis B patients

Not all chronic hepatitis B (HBV) patients require lifelong treatment; but the risks of blindly withdrawing treatment can be severe. However, there's little consensus on which patients can be safely discontinued from treatment, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Availability of generic antivirals for hepatitis B increasing

(HealthDay)—Availability of generic antivirals for treating chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is increasing, according to research published in the July 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity ...

Oncology & Cancer

BMI linked to hepatocellular carcinoma risk in chronic hep B

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), body mass index (BMI) is significantly associated with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with the risk more pronounced for women than men, according ...

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