Burden of HBV

Hepatitis B exacts a severe burden on patients in terms of quality of life and life expectancy. Management of liver disease and the sequelae of HBV infection are associated with high lifetime costs. As chronic HBV progresses, management of the sequelae of compensated cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis and HCC is associated with rapidly escalating healthcare costs, which accumulate over a long period of time.

Pereira. Transfusion 2003; Steinke et al. Gut 2002.

Access the Hepatitis Knowledge Centre
Hepatitis Knowledge Centre

The Hepatitis Knowledge Centre contains comprehensive disease background, management and treatment information about both hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

This information is intended for healthcare professionals only. If you are not a healthcare professional please visit our patient website.