• Dr. Teke Apalata, M.D., Ph.D.

Diagnosis of Hepatitis B

Updated: May 24

An estimated 1.45 million people die of viral hepatitis each year, making it one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. About 90% of deaths are due to chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections that cause cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. 85% of viral hepatitis deaths occur in Asia and Africa (of which 52% are from east and south Asia).

Please follow below simples steps for diagnosing acute and chronic HBV infections.

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