What is the final state of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) disease?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The final state of HBV disease is cirrhosis. With or without cirrhosis, however, patients with HBV infection are likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [4, 5, 6] In the United States, the most common presentation of these patients with HCC is that they are of Asian origin and acquired HBV disease as newborns (vertical transmission).


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