Source:

Ling
SC
,
Lin
HHS
,
Murray
KF
, et al
.
Chronic hepatitis is common and often untreated among children with hepatitis B infection in the United States and Canada
.
J Pediatr
.
2021
;
237
:
24
-
33.e12
; doi:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.05.035

Investigators from multiple institutions conducted a prospective cohort study of children in North America with chronic hepatitis B to assess outcomes over time. The study was conducted by the Hepatitis B Research Network at 6 clinical sites in the US and 1 in Canada. Study participants were children >6 months and <18 years old at baseline with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity and were enrolled between 2010 and 2017. After a baseline visit, study participants had follow-up visits at 24 and 48 weeks, and annually thereafter. Data collected included demographics and clinical information, and blood specimens were obtained for measurement of...

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