Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 146-148

Hepatitis B genotyping and its clinical implications


Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Ross Pavilion, Room R3, 27, Montreal, QC, H3A1A1, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Badr M Aljarallah
Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Ross Pavilion, Room R3, 27, Montreal, QC, H3A1A1
Canada
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.29757

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Hepatitis B is a crucial medical problem in Saudi Arabia. Different hepatitis B virus genotypes have been discovered and have been shown to cluster in different areas of the world. Hepatitis B virus genotyping has received a lot of attention recently, and its clinical implications are being investigated extensively throughout the world. In this review, we will discuss the virology, epidemiology and clinical implications of the different hepatitis B genotypes.


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