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Dr Josh Davis from Newcastle also provided these updates on viral hepatitis with clear messages for general practice – a good starting point.
Excerpt from Hepatitis C pathway:
General practitioners can now prescribe direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for patients with chronic hepatitis C, depending on genotype, stage of disease, and previous treatments.
Hepatitis B Practice Point!
It is important to assess and manage chronic HBV early:
- Six monthly surveillance is recommended.
- Seek early advice if previously stable results change