Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection may have a lower
risk for advanced fibrosis if they have low levels of HBV DNA, according
to study data.
Researchers conducted a cohort study of 754 patients with chronic
hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) who lived in Alaska. Results showed
participants who had measurements of HBV DNA greater than 20,000 IU/mL
had moderate or severe hepatitis or fibrosis.
Labels: disease progression, DNA levels, fibrosis