Hepatitis B and C.

Clinics in geriatric medicine

PubMedID: 24267609

Duddempudi AT, Bernstein DE. Hepatitis B and C. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014;30(1):149-67.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are common predisposing factors leading to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Therapies for hepatitis B suppress viral replication and improve morbidity and mortality. Treatment and evaluation of hepatitis B should be similar in all age groups. This article discusses special topics related to hepatitis B and the elderly. Hepatitis C is a treatable disease whose treatment can lead to viral eradication. This article discusses key points regarding hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment in the context of new advances in disease staging and treatment, with special attention on hepatitis C infection in the elderly.