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Age- and gender-specific distributions of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in Japanese HBV-positive blood donors.

Authors
  • Yoshikawa, Akira
  • Gotanda, Yuko
  • Suzuki, Yoshiharu
  • Tanaka, Masako
  • Matsukura, Harumichi
  • Shiraishi, Toshio
  • Matsubayashi, Keiji
  • Kon, Emi
  • Suzuki, Ko
  • Yugi, Hisao
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
49
Issue
7
Pages
1314–1320
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2009.02156.x
PMID: 19389027
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The age-specific distribution of HBV genotypes in Japanese blood donors was observed in the B/C genotype ratio. The gender-specific distribution of HBV genotype A, which originated from the US or Western countries, was observed in male Japanese donors.

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