Subtype-dependent response of hepatitis B virus during the early phase of lamivudine treatment.


We conducted a 12-month longitudinal investigation of the subtype-dependent response of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to lamivudine treatment in 43 consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis B. HBV subtype ayw appears to respond better to lamivudine monotherapy than does HBV subtype adw (P=.005). This might be the reason for the lower incidence of lamivudine… (More)


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