The distribution of HBV genotypes and clinical significance in familial clustering in an infected population with unfavorable prognosis

The distribution of HBV genotypes and clinical significance in familial clustering in an infected... Using a nested-PCR genotyping system, we analyzed the viral genotypes in HBV-infected patients from HBV clustering infection families (CIFs), as compared with HBV infected patients without familial infection history. The patients in the CIF group showed significantly increased prevalence of genotype C infection, while genotype B was absent. Additionally, in the genotype C carriers younger than 50 years old, the prevalence of HCC and LC were significantly increased in CIF compared to the control. We found that HBeAg-positive HBV genotype C carriers are prone to develop end-stage liver diseases earlier than those infected by genotype B. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

The distribution of HBV genotypes and clinical significance in familial clustering in an infected population with unfavorable prognosis

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Biomedicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology ; Virology
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-008-0239-y
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Abstract

Using a nested-PCR genotyping system, we analyzed the viral genotypes in HBV-infected patients from HBV clustering infection families (CIFs), as compared with HBV infected patients without familial infection history. The patients in the CIF group showed significantly increased prevalence of genotype C infection, while genotype B was absent. Additionally, in the genotype C carriers younger than 50 years old, the prevalence of HCC and LC were significantly increased in CIF compared to the control. We found that HBeAg-positive HBV genotype C carriers are prone to develop end-stage liver diseases earlier than those infected by genotype B.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2008

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