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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 74(5): 267-273  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.74.5.267
New Potential Therapies for Chronic Hepatitis B
Sun Hong Yoo and Jung Hyun Kwon
Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Jung Hyun Kwon, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 56 Dongsu-ro, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon 21431, Korea. Tel: +82-32-280-5886, Fax: +82-32-280-5023, E-mail: doctorkwon@catholic.ac.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5484-5864
Received: October 12, 2019; Revised: October 23, 2019; Accepted: October 25, 2019; Published online: November 25, 2019.
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Abstract
A HBV infection is a dynamic disease and long-term liver inflammation contributes to the development of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Currently available nucleos(t)ide analogues and pegylated interferon are effective in inhibiting HBV replication but rarely achieve HBsAg clearance. The present article introduces a new definition of HBV cure and several emerging therapies for HBV cure, including direct acting antivirals and immune modulatory antivirals.
Keywords: Hepatitis B virus; Therapeutics


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