Is there any value to hepatitis B virus genotype analysis?

@article{Tanwar2012IsTA,
  title={Is there any value to hepatitis B virus genotype analysis?},
  author={Sudeep Tanwar and Geoffrey Dusheiko},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={37-46}
}
Hepatitis B may cause a varying spectrum of diseases ranging from an asymptomatic or mild anicteric acute illness, to severe or fulminant hepatitis. Similarly, the outcome of chronic hepatitis B is variable. Viral factors associated with outcome of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection include hepatitis B e antigen status, HBV DNA, genotype, and HBV variants. HBV genotypes and subgenotypes have been associated with differences in clinical and virological characteristics, indicating that… CONTINUE READING
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