Hepatitis B virus genotypes in eastern Azerbaijan, Northwest Iran.

@article{Mohammadnejad2012HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus genotypes in eastern Azerbaijan, Northwest Iran.},
  author={Leila Mohammadnejad and Safar Farajnia and Kazem Parivar and Behrooz Naghili and Rana Yousefzadeh Kheirnagsh},
  journal={Archives of Iranian medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          446-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate, for the first time, the genotype of hepatitis B virus (HBV) among hepatitis patients in Eastern Azerbaijan Province, Northwest Iran. METHODS A total of 100 HBV-infected patients were enrolled in this study. Among these, 40 samples were positive for both HBsAg and HBeAg, whereas 60 samples were HBsAg positive and HBe Agnegative. Patients' sera were subjected to DNA extraction and the genotype determined by PCR using type-specific primers… CONTINUE READING

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