Causes of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection: A Report of Case Series


Moroglu C., Tulek N., Aktepe E., SÖNMEZER M. Ç. , Ozsoy M., Tuncer G. E. , ...More

VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL, vol.21, no.2, pp.48-51, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/vhd.87487
  • Journal Name: VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-51
  • Keywords: Chronic hepatitis B, acute exacerbation, reactivation, acute failure-on-chronic liver
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: In the course of chronic hepatitis B infection, acute exacerbations characterized by high ALT and HBV DNA levels may occur. Sometimes icterus and hepatic decompensation may develop in severe cases. In this study, we evaluated characteristics of patients who were diagnosed as having acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B and the reasons that lead to exacerbation.