Recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis B: position paper of the Italian Society for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)

R. Bruno, G. Carosi, N. Coppola, G. B. Gaeta, M. Puoti, T. Santantonio, G. Taliani, O. Armignacco, E. Sagnelli, M. Andreoni, G. Angarano, G. Di Perri, G. D’Offizi, M. Galli, G. Rizzardini

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Abstract

Conclusions: These recommendations are meant to provide the rationale and practical indications for the management of acute hepatitis B (AHB).

Purpose: To develop recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis B by the Italian Society for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases.

Methods: Development of the recommendations divided into three levels of evidence according to the GRADE system: A (high), B (medium) and C (low experts opinion), together with three recommendation levels: 1 (strong), 2 (medium), 3 (weak).

Results: The treatment with antivirals is in selected cases the mainstay of management of severe acute hepatitis, and should be started as a matter of urgency in order to prevent death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-815
Number of pages5
JournalInfection
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2014

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Keywords

  • Acute hepatitis
  • HBV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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Bruno, R., Carosi, G., Coppola, N., Gaeta, G. B., Puoti, M., Santantonio, T., Taliani, G., Armignacco, O., Sagnelli, E., Andreoni, M., Angarano, G., Di Perri, G., D’Offizi, G., Galli, M., & Rizzardini, G. (2014). Recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis B: position paper of the Italian Society for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT). Infection, 42(5), 811-815. https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-014-0642-0