Frequency and clinical profile of precore and surface hepatitis B mutants in Asian-Indian patients with chronic liver disease.

@article{Guptan1996FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and clinical profile of precore and surface hepatitis B mutants in Asian-Indian patients with chronic liver disease.},
  author={Rajkumar Chandra Guptan and Varsha Thakur and Shiv Kumar Sarin and Kaberi Banerjee and Pramod Khandekar},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={91 7},
  pages={1312-7}
}
BACKGROUND Infection due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) could be due to wild or mutant (precore or surface) viruses. The prevalence and clinical profile of different viral forms in patients with chronic liver disease has not been established. METHODS One hundred and twenty patients with histologically proven HBV-related chronic liver disease were studied. Patients with dual infection with HCV/HDV/HIV, past history of interferon therapy, or autoimmune hepatitis were excluded. Eighteen (15.5… CONTINUE READING

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