Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115--126

SASLT practice guidelines for the management of Hepatitis B virus – An update


Faisal A Abaalkhail1, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi2, Abdullah Khathlan3, Saad Alghamdi5, Mohammed Alghamdi4, Saleh A Alqahtani5, Faisal M Sanai6 
1 Gastroenterology Section, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre; College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Liver Disease Research Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University; Department of Medicine, Liver Transplant Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Medicine, King Fahd Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Medicine, Liver Transplant Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
6 Liver Disease Research Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh; Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Faisal A Abaalkhail
Gastroenterology Section, Department of Medicine (MBC 46), King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia

Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains an important public health problem with a high burden worldwide. The Saudi Association for the Study of Liver diseases and Transplantation formed a working group to develop HBV practice guidelines in Saudi Arabia. The methodology used to develop these guidelines was based on reviewing the available evidence, local data, and major international practice guidelines on the management of HBV. The aim of these guidelines is to assist healthcare providers in the management of HBV in Saudi Arabia. These updated guidelines summarize the latest local studies performed on HBV epidemiology, major changes in the prevalence of this virus, and advances in disease management.


How to cite this article:
Abaalkhail FA, Al-Hamoudi WK, Khathlan A, Alghamdi S, Alghamdi M, Alqahtani SA, Sanai FM. SASLT practice guidelines for the management of Hepatitis B virus – An update.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2021;27:115-126


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Abaalkhail FA, Al-Hamoudi WK, Khathlan A, Alghamdi S, Alghamdi M, Alqahtani SA, Sanai FM. SASLT practice guidelines for the management of Hepatitis B virus – An update. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 3 ];27:115-126
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