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Updates on the Treatment of Chronical Hepatitis B

Adina Lican, I.Rogoveanu,, T. Ciurea,, Larisa Săndulescu, D.Colduşu,  Cristina Mişcu, Natalia Braia

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Emergency University Hospital, Craiova

Abstract Chronic infection with hepatitis B (HBV) is a major public health problem worldwide, with important socio-economic implications. It is estimated that over 2 billion people have been infected with HBV, of which 350-400 million chronic HBV carriers remain. Chronic HBV infection can lead to the development of liver cirrhosis and liver failure. Moreover, HBV is the most common cause of CHC and it is considered an oncogen virus. The goal of therapy in chronic viral hepati