What is the efficacy of antiviral treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Jun 08, 2021
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Antiviral treatment may be effective in approximately 95% of the patients who are treated with first-line oral therapy, as defined by undetectable HBV DNA. For those who are treated with interferon, about 17% have persistent HBV DNA suppression. For selected candidates, liver transplantation currently seems to be the only viable treatment for the later stages of hepatitis B infection, with a posttransplantation viral control of greater than 90-95%. (See Treatment and Medication.)

See also Liver Disease in Pregnancy, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, and Hepatitis E.

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