Fast Five Quiz: Hepatitis B Epidemiology and Prevention

George Y. Wu, MD, PhD


March 03, 2020

HBV is the predominant cause of cirrhosis worldwide. In addition, it is responsible for the development of approximately 50% of cases of HCC worldwide.

Studies show that the level of HBV DNA, which indicates viral replication, is a strong predictor of cirrhosis and HCC regardless of other viral factors. Persistently elevated serum viral load over time is the most reliable marker in predicting the development of HCC.

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