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Liver biopsy with hematoxylin stain showing stage 4 fibrosis (ie, cirrhosis) in a patient
with hepatitis B.
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education resources, visit eMedicine's Hepatitis Center and Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Center. Also, see eMedicine's patient education articles Hepatitis B, Immunization Schedule, Adults, and Immunization Schedule, Children.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepadnavirus.