Virology and Immunology of Hepatitis Viruses

  • Authors: Esperance Anne Kreek Schaefer, MD, MPH; Raymond T. Chung, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/10/18 (What's New)


  • 8 HBV genotypes have been identified, A through H, and are associated with unique geographic distributions and clinical outcomes
  • HBV genotype is also associated with clinical outcomes and disease progression
    • Genotypes A and C are more likely to establish chronicity

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