Hepatitis B Virus

Chapter

Abstract

Hepatitis B is the most common form of viral hepatitis with more than 400 million people chronically infected. Of these chronic carriers, around 25% will develop serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In Australia, it is estimated that 1% of the population is chronically infected with hepatitis B; around 50% have a South East Asian background.

Keywords

Basal Core Promoter Usual Amino Acid Positive Control Serum NIBSC Code Relax Circular 
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Reference

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    Omata M, Ehata T, Yokosuka O et al (1991) Mutations in the precore region of hepatitis B virus DNA in patients with fulminant and severe hepatitis. N Engl J Med 324:1699–1704PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victorian Infectious Diseases LaboratoryVIDRLMelbourneAustralia

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