Nazir Ibrahim

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HCV has been classified into no fewer than six major genotypes and a series of subtypes. Each HCV genotype is unique with respect to its nucleotide sequence, geographic distribution, and response to therapy. Genotypes 1, 2, and 3 are common throughout North America and Europe. HCV genotype 4 (HCV-4) is common in the Middle East and in Africa, where it is(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little is known about hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) level during the natural course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The aims of this study were to determine the HBsAg titer in the different phases of HBV infection and to evaluate for the presence of a correlation between HBsAg titers and HBV DNA levels. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Background. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a potentially life-threating infection and a well-recognized occupational hazard for health-care workers including medical students. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Syrian Private University (SPU), Faculty of Medicine, to assess the knowledge and awareness about hepatitis B, the status of hepatitis B(More)
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