Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B News

  • EULAR 2018 Vaccine Guidelines in the Works to Bolster Immunity Provisional vaccine guidelines for people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease are in the final stages of review and will be released later this year.
  • Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income Countries Rates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1990s in high-income countries and are largely due to infection with hepatitis B and C, as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Hepatitis B Perspective

  • Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up   CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.
  • Viral Hepatitis Overview Video   The hepatitis virus invades liver cells and causes inflammation in the liver tissue. All of the types have slightly different presentations, symptoms and severity. Find out more in this video.