HBeAg and not genotypes predicts viral load in patients with hepatitis B in Denmark: a nationwide cohort study.

@article{Krarup2011HBeAgAN,
  title={HBeAg and not genotypes predicts viral load in patients with hepatitis B in Denmark: a nationwide cohort study.},
  author={Henrik B Krarup and Stig Andersen and Poul Henning Madsen and Peer Brehm Christensen and A. L. Laursen and Anne Bentzen-Petersen and J\orn Munkhof M\oller and Nina Weis},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1484-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the influence of HBV genotype on viral load in patients with HBV infection, and to investigate the relation to gender, age and country of origin or antibodies against hepatitis Be antigen (anti-HBe). MATERIALS We investigated 1025 patients with hepatitis B virus infection in a nationwide study in Denmark. RESULTS Prevalence of genotypes were: 10.5% A, 17.3% B, 20.5% C, 45.7% D, 3.2% E, 0.6% F, 1.1% G and 1% had more than one genotype. Nearly 60% of patients with… CONTINUE READING