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Therapy of Hepatitis B and Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Nancy Leung
Conference paper

Abstract

Major advances have been made in the past two decades in the therapy of chronic hepatitis B. However, it is not clear whether these are truly “milestones” in our laborious quest to control HBV infection and to overcome this immense disease burden. The goals for therapy for chronic hepatitis B have been well defined: 1. Eradication of HBV from the host. 2. Resolution of inflammatory in the liver. 3. Prevent fibrosis and cirrhosis. 4. Prevention of HCC. 5. Restore survival and quality of life

In addressing these issues on therapy and prevention of HCC, one has to recognize a few important facts regarding CHB and HCC in Asian countries those are not seen in other parts of the world.

Keywords

Chronic Hepatitis HBeAg Seroconversion Sustained Viral Response Lamivudine Therapy Lamivudine Treatment 
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© Springer Japan 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Leung
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  1. 1.Prince of Wales HospitalThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong, China

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