About the Authors

Takako Inoue

Affiliation Department of Clinical Laboratory, Nagoya City University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

Su Su Hmwe

Affiliation Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

Noritomo Shimada

Affiliations Ootakanomori Hospital, Kashiwa, Japan, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shin-Matsudo Central General Hospital, Matsudo, Japan

Keizo Kato

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shin-Matsudo Central General Hospital, Matsudo, Japan

Tatsuya Ide

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Takuji Torimura

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Takashi Kumada

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ogaki Municipal Hospital, Ogaki, Japan

Hidenori Toyoda

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ogaki Municipal Hospital, Ogaki, Japan

Akihito Tsubota

Affiliation Institute of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Kashiwa, Japan

Koichi Takaguchi

Affiliation Department of Hepatology, Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Takamatsu, Japan

Takaji Wakita

Affiliation Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

Yasuhito Tanaka

ytanaka@med.nagoya-cu.ac.jp

Affiliations Department of Clinical Laboratory, Nagoya City University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan, Department of Virology and Liver Unit, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: T. Inoue TW YT. Data curation: T. Inoue SSH TW YT. Formal analysis: T. Inoue. Funding acquisition: TW YT. Investigation: T. Inoue SSH. Methodology: T. Inoue SSH. Project administration: YT. Resources: T. Inoue NS KK T. Ide TT TK HT AT KT YT. Software: T. Inoue. Supervision: TW YT. Validation: SSH TW YT. Visualization: T. Inoue. Writing – original draft: T. Inoue. Writing – review & editing: SSH TW YT.