Clinical relevance of precore and basal core promoter variants of hepatitis B virus during natural hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion may be overstated.

@article{Fukuda2001ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of precore and basal core promoter variants of hepatitis B virus during natural hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion may be overstated.},
  author={Ryuki Fukuda and Raisi Mohammad and Sachiko Hamamoto and Norihisa Ishimura and Shunji Ishihara and Shuji Akagi and Mamoru Watanabe and Yoshikazu Kinoshita},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={301-6}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical relevance of nucleotide changes in precore and basal core promoters in the hepatitis B virus genome during hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion may be overstated. The authors investigated the existence and changes in the relative proportion of variants to wild virus that occur with seroconversion. METHODS Sera from 30 school-aged long… CONTINUE READING