The significance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes for the disease and treatment outcome among patients with chronic hepatitis B in Serbia.

@article{Milosevic2013TheSO,
  title={The significance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes for the disease and treatment outcome among patients with chronic hepatitis B in Serbia.},
  author={Ivana Milosevic and Dragan S Delic and Ivana B. Lazarevic and Ivana Pesic Pavlovic and M Bato Korac and Ksenija Bojovi{\'c} and Djordje Ljubomir Jevtovic},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          54-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes influence disease progression and treatment outcome. OBJECTIVES To determine natural history and treatment outcome in patient chronically infected with HBV. STUDY DESIGN A cohort study included 162 treatment naive patients with chronic HBV infection in order to analyze factors influencing natural history of infection and survival. RESULTS Genotype A was far less prevalent, detected in 14.2%. The prevalence of HbeAg+ serology of 60.8% among… CONTINUE READING
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