2017 AMI Online Salon

The Hepatitis B Virion and Replication CycleTracheal Intubation of the Cat

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Karen Bucher; Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Copyright: © 2018 American Medical Association
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, web
  • Primary audience: Clinicians, medical and healthcare professionals

Project Description

This illustration is featured within a review article that discusses the current evidence on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). More than 240 million individuals worldwide are infected with HBV, which can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma if left untreated.

The purpose of the figure is to clearly outline the complex life cycle of HBV within a hepatocyte as well as the target of nucleos(t)ide analogues, the current preferred antiviral treatment.