Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 18th, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis, "during the course of lamivudine administration in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients, a dynamic development of the viral population in serum is observed. Total HBV level is initially reduced, then lamivudine-resistant mutants appear, and finally, the viral level is increased. All methods of mutant detection so far described can only identify mutants in the serum, and cannot determine the proportion of those mutants."
"In this paper, we report the development of a novel technique that can...
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