Genotyping of acute HBV isolates from England, 1997-2001.

  title={Genotyping of acute HBV isolates from England, 1997-2001.},
  author={Richard D. Sloan and Angela L Strang and Mary Elizabeth Ramsay and Chong-Gee Teo},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={44 2},
BACKGROUND Increasing data shows the relevance of HBV genotypes in the outcome of infection. Most studies investigating the relationship between the genotypic characteristics of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the clinical or epidemiological aspects of HBV infection originate from studies of patients with chronic rather than acute hepatitis B. OBJECTIVES To study a convenience sample representing ca. 5% of reported acute hepatitis B in England between 1997 and 2001 to investigate the distribution… CONTINUE READING
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