Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Critical Information About Hepatitis B?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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February 23, 2017

Hepatitis B is a worldwide healthcare problem, especially in developing areas. An estimated one third of the global population has been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Approximately 240 million people live with chronic hepatitis B infection, and approximately 0.5% spontaneously seroconvert each year from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity to hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) positivity.

Complications due to chronic hepatitis B infection include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis. Other extrahepatic complications include glomerulonephritis and polyarteritis nodosa, as well as various dermatologic, cardiopulmonary, joint, neurologic, hematologic, and gastrointestinal tract manifestations.

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