:: Volume 11, Issue 1 (1-2007) ::
ibj 2007, 11(1): 59-63 Back to browse issues page
Distribution of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Genotypes among HBV Carriers in Isparta
Selcuk Kaya * , Emel Sesli Cetin , Buket Cicioglu Aridogan , Süleyman Onal , Mustafa Demirci
Abstract:  
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in Isparta, Southwest of Turkey, as well as the clinical features and transmission route for patients with HBV infections. Methods: Patients (n = 135) with HBV infection were included in the study. Epidemiological and clinical data were obtained. HBV genotypes were determined with a preS2 epitope ELISA kit. Results: Although the HBV transmission route remained unidentified in 51.1% of the patients, blood contact was determined as the most common probable transmission route (38.5%). One hundred twenty-four (91.8%) of 135 samples, could be genotyped. One hundred fifteen (85.1%) were genotyped as type D/E, six (4.4%) were genotyped as type A, two (1.4%) were genotyped as type C, and one (0.7%) were genotyped as type F. Conclusion: Genotype D/E is determined as the predominant HBV genotype circulating in Isparta, Southwest of Turkey. No relationship between genotypes and disease severity and transmission route has been detected.
Keywords: Hepatitis B virus (HBV), genotype, transmission route
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