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Hepatitis and co-infections

Section edited by Jean-Claude Desenclos

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of hepatitis in humans as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology

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  1. Content type: Research article

    A marked increase of hepatitis E cases has recently been observed in the Netherlands. Causes of the (re-)emergence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and exact sources and routes of transmission of HEV infection are c...

    Authors: Sofie H. Mooij, Boris M. Hogema, Anna D. Tulen, Wilfrid van Pelt, Eelco Franz, Hans L. Zaaijer, Michel Molier and Agnetha Hofhuis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:173

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    Efficient control of acute hepatitis B requires identification of current transmission routes. Countries in Central-Eastern Europe including Poland attribute an important fraction of cases to nosocomial transm...

    Authors: Małgorzata Stępień, Karolina Zakrzewska and Magdalena Rosińska

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:164

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    People who inject drugs (PWID) are most at risk of hepatitis C virus infection in Australia. The introduction of transient elastography (TE) (measuring hepatitis fibrosis) and direct acting antiviral medicatio...

    Authors: Stelliana Goutzamanis, Joseph S. Doyle, Alexander Thompson, Paul Dietze, Margaret Hellard and Peter Higgs

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:151

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    As the socioeconomic conditions in Jordan have improved over recent decades the disease and economic burden of Hepatitis A has increased. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential health and economi...

    Authors: Wail A. Hayajneh, Vincent J. Daniels, Cerise K. James, Muhammet Nabi Kanıbir, Matthew Pilsbury, Morgan Marks, Michelle G. Goveia, Elamin H. Elbasha, Erik Dasbach and Camilo J. Acosta

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:119

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Characteristics of hepatitis B (HBV) and delta (HDV) coinfection in various geographical regions, including Israel, remain unclear. Here we studied HDV seroprevalence in Israel, assessed HDV/HBV viral loads, c...

    Authors: Rachel Shirazi, Daniela Ram, Aviya Rakovsky, Efrat Bucris, Yael Gozlan, Yaniv Lustig, Pninit Shaked-Mishan, Orit Picard, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Haim Ben-Zvi, Ora Halutz, Yoav Lurie, Ella Veizman, Matthias Carlebach, Marius Braun, Michal Cohen- Naftaly…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:97

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In 2016, the World Health Organisation set a goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Robust epidemiological information underpins all efforts to achieve elimination and this systematic review provides estim...

    Authors: Abby May Falla, Sanne Henrietta Ina Hofstraat, Erika Duffell, Susan Josien Maria Hahné, Lara Tavoschi and Irene Karen Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:79

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    Persons with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection were reported to suffer severe disease after hepatitis E virus (HEV) superinfection, but the studies regarding HEV seroprevalence in this population were limite...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Zechun Jiang, Jingjing Lv, Jiaye Liu, Bingyu Yan, Yi Feng, Li Li, Guomin Zhang, Fuzhen Wang and Aiqiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:75

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Hepatitis E infection is a global disorder that causes substantial morbidity. Numerous neurologic illnesses, including Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS), have occurred in patients with hepatitis E virus (HEV) infe...

    Authors: Xiaoqin Zheng, Liang Yu, Qiaomai Xu, Silan Gu and Lingling Tang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:50

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Increasing the proportion diagnosed with and on treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is key to the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe. This study contributes to secondary prevention planning in the Europe...

    Authors: A. M. Falla, A. A. Ahmad, E. Duffell, T. Noori and I. K. Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) related morbidity and mortality can be reduced through risk group screening, linkage to care and anti-viral treatment. This study estimates the number of CHB cases among foreign-born ...

    Authors: Amena A. Ahmad, Abby M. Falla, Erika Duffell, Teymur Noori, Angela Bechini, Ralf Reintjes and Irene K. Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:34

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    The overall prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in China is declining. The purpose of this study was to use a community-based epidemiological study to update the infection status of hepatitis B vir...

    Authors: Ping Chen, Qinfen Xie, Ting Chen, Jiawei Wu, Jie Wu, Bing Ruan, Zhiqin Zhang, Hainv Gao and Lanjuan Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:809

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    The last decade was marked by major advances in HCV treatment with the introduction of first wave protease inhibitors (1st-wave PIs, telaprevir or boceprevir) in 2011 and second direct-acting antivirals (2nd-w...

    Authors: Cécile Brouard, Marjorie Boussac-Zarebska, Christine Silvain, Julien Durand, Victor de Lédinghen, Josiane Pillonel and Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:784

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    Hepatitis B vaccination for healthcare workers (HCWs) is a key component of the WHO Hepatitis B Elimination Strategy 2016–2021. Data on current hepatitis B vaccine coverage among health care workers in Sub-Sah...

    Authors: Dotto Aaron, Tumaini J. Nagu, John Rwegasha and Ewaldo Komba

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:786

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Prospective studies have shown that 80% of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases progress to chronic infection; approximately 10-20% of patients with these conditions will develop liver cirrhosis within 2 to 3 d...

    Authors: Caroline Manchiero, Arielle Karen da Silva Nunes, Mariana Carvalheiro Magri, Bianca Peixoto Dantas, Celso Carmo Mazza, Antonio Alci Barone and Fátima Mitiko Tengan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:780

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There are few data available on the prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HBV (TT-HBV) infections among Chinese blood donors. This study investigated the demographic characteristi...

    Authors: Ling Li, Tingting Han, Liang Zang, Libin Niu, Weifang Cheng, Hongkeng Lin, Ka Yi Li, Ruan Cao, Binghai Zhao, Yuqiang Liu, Guojin Ou, Xiao Liu, Yingjie Qi, Yanhua Li and Zhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:754

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    Direct acting antivirals are expected to drastically reduce the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, rates of HCV testing, re-testing and inciden...

    Authors: David C. Boettiger, Matthew G. Law, Gregory J. Dore, Rebecca Guy, Denton Callander, Basil Donovan, Catherine C. O’Connor, Christopher K. Fairley, Margaret Hellard and Gail Matthews

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:740

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    Six distinct genetic variants (genotypes 1 − 6) of hepatitis C virus (HCV) exist globally. Certain genotypes are more prevalent in particular countries or regions than in others but, globally, genotype 3 (GT3)...

    Authors: Hosnieh Fathi, Andrew Clark, Nathan R. Hill and Geoffrey Dusheiko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:722

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    Non-structural 5A protein (NS5A) resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) have been identified in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), even prior to exposure to direct-acting antiviral agents (DAA...

    Authors: Fernanda Malta, Karine Vieira Gaspareto, Gaspar Lisboa-Neto, Flair José Carrilho, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa and João Renato Rebello Pinho

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:716

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    Schistosoma mansoni and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are co-existence in sub-Saharan Africa and co-infection is common among humans population. The immunological responses characterized wit...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Stella Kepha, Godfrey M. Kaatano and Safari M. Kinung’hi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:668

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    Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide public health problem. In Nepal, the prevalence of HBV is found to be low (0.9%), although high prevalence (≥8%) of HBV infection is depicted among subgroup/pop...

    Authors: Purusotam Raj Shedain, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Megha Raj Banjara, Huang Ling and Subash Dhital

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:667

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