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Antiviral therapy delays esophageal variceal bleeding in hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis.

Authors
  • Li, Chang-Zheng
  • Cheng, Liu-Fang
  • Li, Qing-Shan
  • Wang, Zhi-Qiang
  • Yan, Jun-Hong
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Oct 28, 2013
Volume
19
Issue
40
Pages
6849–6856
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6849
PMID: 24187460
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Antiviral therapy delays the progression of esophageal varices and reduces bleeding risk in HBV-related cirrhosis, however, high-resistance agents tend to be ineffective for long-term treatment.

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