Management Strategies for Chronic HBV Infection

Management Strategies for Chronic HBV Infection

Gastroenterology And HepatologyInfectious DiseasesInternal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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Overview

About this course

The majority of the world’s estimated 250 million chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers live in Asia. The Asian health care provider’s role in the prevention, screening, and monitoring of patients with hepatitis B is crucial for timely diagnosis and linkage to ongoing specialist care.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:
  • Identify the common symptoms of HBV
  • Accurately diagnose HBV
  • Prescribe the preferred treatments for HBV

Topics covered

  • Prevention via hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and regular follow-up
  • Important diagnostic challenges
  • Guideline-based therapy with tenofovir alafenamide, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, entecavir, and peginterferon
  • Considerations for selecting optimum treatment

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.

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