Lisa I. Backus, MD, PhD; Pamela S. Belperio, PharmD; Timothy P. Loomis, PhD; Steven-Huy Han, MD; Larry A. Mole, PharmD
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Backus LI, Belperio PS, Loomis TP, Han S, Mole LA. Screening for and Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among High-Risk Veterans Under the Care of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:926-928. doi: 10.7326/L14-5036
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(12):926-928.
Background: The burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is considered to be concentrated in several high-risk populations, but information about screening rates and infection prevalence in these groups is scarce (1–5). Identifying infected persons to prevent transmission and reduce the risk for disease progression is an important goal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and practice guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases recommend screening for HBV infection in several high-risk populations (1, 2).
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Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Liver Disease, Prevention/Screening.
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