Wild-type precore and core promoter sequences in patients with acute self-limited or chronic hepatitis B.

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BACKGROUND Mutations in the precore region and core promoter were compared between patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B. METHODS There were 69 patients with acute self-limited hepatitis B and 210 with chronic hepatitis B who had been followed for > 15 years. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) of genotypes A, B and C was detected in 14 (23%), 8 (13%) and… (More)

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