What are the signs and symptoms of chronic 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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Patients with chronic hepatitis B disease can be immune tolerant or have an inactive chronic infection without any evidence of active disease; they are also asymptomatic.

Patients with chronic active hepatitis, especially during the replicative state, may complain of symptomatology such as the following:

  • Symptoms similar to those of acute hepatitis

  • Fatigue

  • Anorexia

  • Nausea

  • Mild upper quadrant pain or discomfort

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