Majid Vesali Mahmood

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype and its role in disease progression and patients' response to antiviral treatment, is not well studied in Pakistan. This comprehensive study was aimed to determine the distribution of HBV genotypes in Pakistan and their possible association with phases of HBV infection. METHODS A total of 840 HBsAg positive(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is considered a hepatotropic virus, but it can repli.cate in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), which influence the sustained virological response (SVR) of the patients, as well as relapse in successfully treated patients. The main objective of this study was to establish the importance of PBMC HCV(More)
Genotype A is common in Brazil, North America, Northwest Europe, South Asia, Central Africa, Tunisia and Benin [2,4,5]. Genotype B is common in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and United States of America. Genotype C is prevalent in Australia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam,(More)
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