Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 17–23 | Cite as

Hepatitis B virus genotype: What should the clinician know?



Eight genotypes (A-H) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) have been identified. The epidemiology of HBV genotypes and their implications for the natural history of disease progression and response to antiviral therapy have become increasingly recognized. This article presents new lines of evidence regarding the clinical relevance of HBV genotypes and proposes important issues to be resolved in the future.


Lamivudine Entecavir HBeAg Seroconversion Adefovir Dipivoxil Basal Core Promoter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hepatitis Research CenterNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipei 100Taiwan

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