Asian-Pacific consensus statement on the management of chronic hepatitis B: A 2005 update

Yun Fan Liaw, Nancy Leung, Richard Guan, George K.K. Lau, Ismail Merican, Geoff McCaughan, Edward Gane, Jia Horng Kao, Masao Omata, B. A. Chutaputti, D. S. Chen, R. N. Chien, G. Cooksley, K. H. Han, T. Ichida, M. Y. Lai, Laurentius M. Adrianto Lesmana, T. Piratvisuth, S. K. Sarin, J. SollanoD. J. Suh, G. B. Yao, C. T. Yeh, O. Yokosuka

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Background/Aims: A large amount of new data on the treatment of chronic hepatitis B has become available such that the 2003 consensus statement requires revision and update. Methods: New data were presented, discussed and debated in an expert pre-meeting to draft a revision. The revised contents were finalized after discussion in a general meeting of APASL. Results: Conceptual background, including the efficacy and safety profile of currently available and emerging drugs, was reviewed. Nineteen recommendations were formed and unresolved issues and areas for further study were suggested. Conclusion: The current therapy of chronic hepatitis B is modestly effective but not satisfactory. The development of new drugs and new strategies is required to further improve the outcomes of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-489
Number of pages18
JournalLiver International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Adefovir
  • Chronic hepatitis B
  • Hepatic decompensation
  • Interferon
  • Lamivudine
  • Liver transplantation


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