, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 24-29

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection in patients with “Normal” ALT levels

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Abstract

Not many data exist to guide us in the management of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection and “normal” alanine aminotransferase levels. Many of these patients may not have normal levels on long-term follow-up or when the upper limit of normal is determined from a truly healthy reference population. These patients may have significant histologic disease and benefit from further investigation or treatment. This article focuses on the disease course of such patients.