Chronic hepatitis B in Korean Americans: decreased prevalence and poor linkage to care

Abstract

Background

Chronic hepatitis B virus(HBV) infection is a major cause of liver related morbidity and mortality. HBV infection remains largely under diagnosed in Asian American population, and it is also poorly linked to clinical care. We, therefore, assessed the HBV prevalence and evaluated linkage to care among Korean Americans in order to develop strategic plans to reduce the impact of HBV in a high risk community.

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