What are the guidelines for monitoring of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) DNA and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Current guidelines recommend monitoring of HBV DNA and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels at least annually; however, a study conducted by Juday et al suggests that adherence falls below recommendations. [102] Expert opinion supports that following the recommended guidelines reduces the risk of disease progression.


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