Hepatitis B (cont.)

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What is new in the treatment of hepatitis B virus?

New agents are under development to treat hepatitis B. Many of these are nucleoside/nucleotide analogues that investigators hope will be more effective than older agents. Experts also are working on treatment guidelines and the use of multi-drug therapy. Vaccination remains the key to preventing hepatitis B and holds the most promise for reducing disease burden.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Viral Hepatitis FAQs for the Public," January 15, 2009
Previous contributing medical author and editor: Tse-Ling Fong, MD and Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., Ph.D.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/3/2014

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