August 1999, Volume 49, Issue 8

Editorial

Lamivudine for Chronic Hepatitis B: Uses and Abuses

Saeed Hamid

Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a major public health problem in Pakistan. At an approximate carriage rate of 5%, there are potentially 3.5 million Pakistanis with chronic active HBV infection who are at risk of developing liver cirrhosis and therefore require tr

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