Geographic distribution and characteristics of genotype A hepatitis B virus infection in acute and chronic hepatitis B patients in Japan.

@article{Ito2016GeographicDA,
  title={Geographic distribution and characteristics of genotype A hepatitis B virus infection in acute and chronic hepatitis B patients in Japan.},
  author={Kiyoaki Ito and Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi and M Sugiyama and Hiroshi Yatsuhashi and Yoshiyasu Karino and Yasuhiro Takikawa and Takafumi Saito and Yasuji Arase and Fumio Imazeki and Masayuki Kurosaki and Takeji Umemura and Takafumi Ichida and Hidenori Toyoda and Masashi Yoneda and Yasuhito Tanaka and Eiji Mita and Kazuhide Yamamoto and Kojiro Michitaka and Tatsuji Maeshiro and Junko Tanuma and Masaaki Korenaga and Kazumoto Murata and Naohiko Masaki and Kazuhiko Koike and Masashi Mizokami},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={180-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The prevalence of sexually transmitted acute infections of the genotype A hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been increasing in Japan. Genotype A HBV is associated with an increased risk of HBV progression to chronic infection after acute hepatitis B (AHB) in adults. A nationwide survey was conducted to evaluate the geographic distribution, clinical, and virologic characteristics of genotype A AHB and chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Japan. METHODS Five hundred seventy AHB patients… CONTINUE READING
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