Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn, Maciej Kaczmarski
Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(1): RA198-203
So far the treatment of chronic hepatitis B has been based on the use of numerous agents, particularly interferon alpha which proved the most effective. Attempts are made to introduce new therapeutic methods (antiviral agents - nucleoside analogues, immunotherapy - anti HBV vaccine, gene therapy) in order to obtain higher percentage of patients with durable inhibition of HBV replication than it is observed after treatment with interferon alpha. The current work has been devoted to the presentation of the experiences with interferon alpha, lamivudine and anti HBV vaccine used in subjects with chronic type B hepatitis, with special reference to paediatric patients.
Keywords: anti HBV vaccine, Lamivudine, interferon alpha, chronic hepatitis B