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What are the long-term effects of HBV infection?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Cirrhosis & liver Ca

Cirthosis of the liver resulting in portal HTN (esophageal varices, ascites, encephalopathy) and liver cancer are the most feared complications of chronic hep b infection.

In brief: Cirrhosis & liver Ca

Cirthosis of the liver resulting in portal HTN (esophageal varices, ascites, encephalopathy) and liver cancer are the most feared complications of chronic hep b infection.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Heals up, or chronic

Most cases of adult onset hep b are acute, and don't lead to chronic liver disease.
Most cases of transmission at birth lead to chronic disease: chronic carriage of virus, infectivity, chronic inflammation/scarring, risk for liver cancer and cirrhosis (scarring), risks: IV drug use, transfused a bad batch of blood, less risk with sex, needle stick. Far east, africa, middle east endemic at birth.

In brief: Heals up, or chronic

Most cases of adult onset hep b are acute, and don't lead to chronic liver disease.
Most cases of transmission at birth lead to chronic disease: chronic carriage of virus, infectivity, chronic inflammation/scarring, risk for liver cancer and cirrhosis (scarring), risks: IV drug use, transfused a bad batch of blood, less risk with sex, needle stick. Far east, africa, middle east endemic at birth.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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