What is a possible adverse effect of entecavir (ETV) in the treatment of 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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ETV was associated with lactic acidosis in a study of 5 patients with liver failure who had Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores of greater than 20. [65]


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