PURPOSE: To develop recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis B by the Italian Society for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. METHODS: Development of the recommendations divided into three levels of evidence according to the GRADE system: A (high), B (medium) and C (low experts opinion), together with three recommendation levels: 1 (strong), 2 (medium), 3 (weak). RESULTS: The treatment with antivirals is in selected cases the mainstay of management of severe acute hepatitis, and should be started as a matter of urgency in order to prevent death. CONCLUSIONS: These recommendations are meant to provide the rationale and practical indications for the management of acute hepatitis B (AHB).
|Titolo:||Recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis B : position paper of the Italian Society for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)|
|Parole Chiave:||Acute hepatitis; HBV; Acute Disease; Antiviral Agents; Hepatitis B; Humans; Italy; Liver Transplantation; Microbiology (medical); Infectious Diseases; Medicine (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s15010-014-0642-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|