Hepatitis B virus genotype D prevails in patients with persistently elevated or normal ALT levels in Turkey

Yalcin K., Degertekin H., Bahcecioglu I., Demir A., Aladag M., Yildirim B., ...Daha Fazla

INFECTION, cilt.32, ss.24-29, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s15010-004-3010-7
  • Dergi Adı: INFECTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.24-29


Background: The clinical relevance of hepatits B virus (HBV) genotypes are poorly understood and it is unclear if the prevalence of HBV genotypes differs with the various clinical features of HBV carriers. The aim of our study was to examine the prevalence of the HBV genotype in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis B, compared to a group with chronic inactive hepatits B surface antigen (HbsAg) carriers.