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Chronic Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B is a virus affecting the liver and can lead to acute and chronic hepatitis
Hepatitis B infection can be treated effectively with the available new antiviral medications
Untreated Hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer/cirrhosis and liver failure
Family members of the patients should be screened for Hepatitis B infection


Transmission routes and risks

Risk factors

Hepatitis B virus can lead to both acute and chronic hepatitis

Acute hepatitis is sudden onset severe inflammation of the liver

Chronic hepatitis B is characterized by low grade inflammation of the liver, which manifest as tiredness, and slightly elevated liver enzymes