|Effectiveness of Antivirals in immuno-tolerant phase of chronic hepatitis B
Nov 21, 2004
Do the Antivrials like Adefovir and Lamivudine work in immuno tolerant phase of chronic hepatitis B?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Immune tolerant usually refers to normal liver function tests. These drugs can decrease virus but most physicians would not treat someone with hepatitis B and normal liver function tests. Hepatitis B can flare so it is important to follow someone serially over time to see if the infection is changing in character. It is very important to follow-up routine monitoring, physical examination and laboratories on a regular basis with your physician and perhaps other monitoring also depending on how long you have had your infection.
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