Slideset: Hepatitis B Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Candidacy
Source: Understanding and Implementing the AASLD’s HBV Practice Guidelines and Other Recent Guidelines and Recommendations on the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Hepatitis B


Slideset: Hepatitis B Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Candidacy

In this downloadable slideset, Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, reviews the latest guideline recommendations on HBV screening, diagnosis, and treatment candidacy.
Format: Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)
File size: 5.78 MB
Date posted: 11/11/2010
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