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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology - Volume 15 2004, Issue 6, Pages 313-326

Special Article

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Received 9 September 2004; Accepted 9 September 2004

Copyright © 2004 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Several government and nongovernment organizations held a consensus conference on the management of acute and chronic viral hepatitis to update previous management recommendations. The conference became necessary because of the introduction of new forms of therapy for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The conference issued recommendations on the investigation and management of chronic hepatitis B, including the use of lamivudine, adefovir and interferon. The treatment of hepatitis B in several special situations was also discussed. There were also recommendations on the investigation and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis C-HIV coinfection. In addition, the document makes some recommendations about the provision of services by provincial governments to facilitate the delivery of care to patients with hepatitis virus infection. The present document is meant to be used by practitioners and other health care providers, including public health staff and others not directly involved in patient care.





Autor: Morris Sherman, Vincent Bain, Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, Robert P Myers, Curtis Cooper, Steven Martin, and Catherine Lowe

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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