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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Research

Non-A Hepatitis B Virus Genotypes in Antenatal Clinics, United Kingdom

Samir Dervisevic*Comments to Author , Samreen Ijaz†, Shahneila Chaudry*, and Richard S. Tedder*†
Author affiliations: *University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; †Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom;

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Characteristics of HBV in 10 infected mothers seropositive for antibodies to HBV e antigen and with serum HBV DNA levels >104 IU/mL*

Carrier mother Genotype HBV DNA, IU/mL Basal core promoter Precore†
1 D 2.5 × 104 W W28
2 E 1 × 104 W W28
3 E 1.1 × 104 130K/131I W28 G29D
4 C 1.1 × 105 130K/131I W
5 B 1.7 × 104 130K/131I W28
6 E 8.6 × 106 W W28
7 A 3.4 × 104 130K/131I W
8 E 1.9 × 104 W W28
9 E 2.2 × 104 130K/131I W28
10 E 1.0 × 104 W W28

*HBV, hepatitis B virus; W, wild-type sequence.
†W28, premature stop at codon 28.

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