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

Yalçın K., Değertekin H., Bahcecioglu ., Demir A., Aladag M., Yıldırım B., ...More

INFECTION, vol.32, no.1, pp.24-29, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s15010-004-3010-7
  • Journal Name: INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-29
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.