What is the spectrum of symptoms of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Jun 08, 2021
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The spectrum of the symptomatology of hepatitis B disease varies from subclinical hepatitis to icteric hepatitis to fulminant, acute, and subacute hepatitis during the acute phase, and from an asymptomatic chronic infection state to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during the chronic phase.

Papular acrodermatitis, also recognized as Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, has been associated with hepatitis B, most commonly in children with acute infection. [37]

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