ANALYSIS OF GENOTYPE, SUBGENOTYPE AND SEROTYPE OF OCCULT HEPATITIS B VIRUS


Cakal B. , Atasoy A. , Cavus B. , Ormeci A. , Poda M. , Bulakci M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.84, no.3, pp.402-410, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/iuitfd.2020.0093
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-410
  • Keywords: OBI, Genetic diversity, Genotypes, Subgenotypes, HBsAg Subtypes, Hepatitis B virus, SURFACE-ANTIGEN HBSAG, GENETIC-VARIABILITY, MUTATIONS, DETERMINANT, D3, INFECTIONS, DIVERSITY, STRAINS, COMMON, D1

Abstract

Objective: Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) can be characterized by the long-term persistence of HBV DNA in the liver of individuals who test negative for the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) using the currently available assays. This study aimed to evaluate genotype, subgenotype and subtype profiles of HBVs obtained from patients with OBI.