Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81900579, 81930061)
Chinese State Key Project Specialized for Infectious Diseases (2018ZX10723203)
Youth Talent Medical Technology Program of PLA (17QNP010)
Received: 20 September 2020
Accepted: 24 November 2020
First Online: 1 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the ethics committee of Southwest Hospital (Chongqing, China) and conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki principles. Written informed consent was obtained from each subject. Samples of aforementioned participants were obtained during the diagnostic procedure and were deposited at the Hepatitis Biobank of Southwest Hospital after de-identifying process. A doctor who obtained administrative permission to access the clinical patient data and provided the de-identified data to the research team.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.