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When Patients With Chronic HBV Infection Do Not Meet Indications for Immediate Treatment: The Critical Role of Ongoing Monitoring

In this podcast, CCO’s expert faculty discusses how to identify which patients with chronic HBV infection may not need immediate HBV treatment and the critical need to continue monitoring such patients even in the absence of ongoing therapy.
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Pietro Lampertico, MD, PhD
Released: May 26, 2022

In this episode, Pietro Lampertico, MD, PhD, discusses what to do when treatment for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is not indicated, covering topics such as:

  • The different phases of chronic HBV infection
  • Which patients in different phases require immediate HBV treatment and which can be monitored without therapy
  • The critical importance of ongoing monitoring for patients who do not meet indications for immediate therapy
  • The tests and frequency that should be used for monitoring patients not receiving HBV treatment

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Pietro Lampertico, MD, PhD

Professor of Gastroenterology
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
IRCCS Ca Granda Policlinico Hospital
University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Pietro Lampertico, MD, PhD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Aligos, Antios, Eiger, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, and Myr Pharma.

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