What is the second-line antiviral treatment for antiviral-resistant patients with 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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For individuals with confirmed or suspected antiviral resistance (ie, history of prior exposure or primary nonresponse) to lamivudine, entecavir, adefovir, or telbivudine, the WHO recommends switching to tenofovir.


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