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Hepatitis B and NAFLD: Lives Crossed

María L. Morales, Carmen Sendra, Manuel Romero-Gomez


Hepatitis B virus infection seems to protect against steatosis and insulin resistance decreasing NAFLD. Metabolic syndrome has been associated with increased risk of disease progression to cirrhosis and liver cancer in hepatitis B. HBsAg seroclearance increased over time and it could be a confounding factor when analysing NAFLD and hepatitis B prevalence.

Key words. Hepatitis B. HBsAg. HBeAg. NAFLD. NASH.

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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