Profile, spectrum and significance of hepatitis B virus genotypes in chronic HBV-infected patients in Yunnan, China.

@article{You2008ProfileSA,
  title={Profile, spectrum and significance of hepatitis B virus genotypes in chronic HBV-infected patients in Yunnan, China.},
  author={Jing You and Hutcha Sriplung and Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong and A. R. Geater and Lin Zhuang and Jun-hua Huang and Hong-Ying Chen and Lan Yu and B X Tang},
  journal={Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={271-9}
}
BACKGROUND There are significant variations in the geographical distribution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes throughout the world, and some genotypes are associated with different clinical outcomes. Eight genotypes of human HBV (designated A-H) have been reported. The present study was designed to examine the distribution of HBV genotypes among patients at various stages of chronic type B liver disease in Yunnan Province, China, and to explore its significance and the relationship of HBV… CONTINUE READING