Open Access Review Article Article ID: AHR-1-101

    Current Trends of Combination Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Management in China

    En-Qiang Chen*

    In the past decade, five oral nucleos(t)ide analogs and two formulations of pegylated interferon alpha have been approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Due to low personal income and inadequate health care system, low-to-moderate genetic barrier antiviral drugs are still widely used in China, which brings increased suboptimal response, viral relapse and resistance in reallife clinical  practice. Combination therapy is a relative good approach to deal with these dilemma in Chinese CHB patients, and the strategies include de novo combination, rescue combination therapy, and optimized combination therapy. At present, combination therapy could be sonsidered for those who have suboptimal response to antiviral drugs, at high risk of complications in the event of virological breakthrough/rebound, or already with drug-resistant hepatitis B virus infection.

    Keywords: Chronic hepatitis B; Antiviral therapy; Combination therapy

    Published on: Aug 28, 2015 Pages: 1-4

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ahr.000001
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