HBeAg negativity is not equal to the presence of pre core mutations in chronic hepatitis B patients.

@article{Jazayeri2011HBeAgNI,
  title={HBeAg negativity is not equal to the presence of pre core mutations in chronic hepatitis B patients.},
  author={Seyed Mohamad Hosein Mousavi Jazayeri and Seyed Moayed Alavian},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={1206; author reply 1206-7}
}
We read the article published by Atalay et al1 on “Genotypes of hepatitis B virus in Central Anatolia, Kayseri, Turkey” with interest. They found the predominant genotype D in 110 chronic HBV patients by direct sequencing. They concluded that, firstly, the only genotype found in Turkey is type D; and secondly, the HBeAg negativity of those patients were… CONTINUE READING