When is treatment recommended by the NIH for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative patients with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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For HBeAg-negative patients with chronic hepatitis B disease, treatment can be administered when the HBV DNA is at or above 2,000 IU/mL (104 copies/mL) and the serum ALT is elevated (ALT levels >20 U/L for females; 30 U/L for males) for 3-6 months.


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