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.