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HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis B is transmitted through perinatal, percutaneous, sexual, and close person-to-person contact, ie by open cuts and sores.

Human hepatitis B virus belongs to the family of Hepadnaviridae of small, enveloped, primarily hepatotropic DNA viruses. The virus replicates in the host and assembles exclusively in the hepatocytes and virions are released non-cytopathically through the cellular secretory pathway.

Chronic hepatitis B is defined as a chronic necroinflammatory liver disease due to persistent hepatitis B virus infection.

Hepatitis D infection is found only in patients with hepatitis B as it requires the hepatitis B outer coat. It is transmitted through sexual and percutaneous (especially IV drug use) routes.

Hepatitis B and D both have an incubation period of 30-180 days.

Hepatitis B Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Immunization against infections caused by all known subtypes of HBV.

Indication: Prophylaxis of hepatitis B after exposure to HBsAg eg, by accidental "needle-stick" or direct mucous membrane ...

Indication: In combination w/ other antiretroviral agents for HIV-1 infections in adult & paed patients ≥12 yr. Chr...

Indication: In combination w/ other antiretroviral for treatment of HIV infected adult & childn.

Indication: HIV infection. 

Indication: 100 mg: Chronic hepatitis B & evidence of HBV replication. 150 mg: In combination w/ other antiretroviral ...

Indication: Chronic hepatitis B & evidence of HBV replication in patients ≥16 yr.

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