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JAMA Dermatology Clinical Evidence Synopsis
May 2016

Screening Recommendations for Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(5):565-566. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.4688

Clinical Question  What are the screening guidelines for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for asymptomatic, nonpregnant adolescents and adults in the United States?

Bottom Line  Patients with a high risk of infection, such as those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who use injection drugs, or who live in a household where someone is infected with HBV; men who have sex with men; or patients who come from countries with a high prevalence of HBV infection, should be screened.

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