No racial disparities observed in chronic HBV treatment rates among eligible patients

Although Black individuals with chronic hepatitis B were less likely to meet treatment criteria, researchers reported no significant differences in treatment initiation between racial groups, according to data in JAMA Network Open.“Because Asians and Blacks have higher prevalence of chronic HBV infection and are more likely to develop liver cancer, we examined whether there are racial disparities in treatment initiation,” Anna Lok, MD, assistant dean for clinical research and director of clinical hepatology at Michigan Medicine, told Healio. “Our results may not beRead More

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