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BMC Infectious Diseases

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

    Information on reporting completeness of passive surveillance systems can improve the quality of and public health response to surveillance data and better inform public health planning. As a result, we system...

    Authors: Rachel D. Savage, Laura C. Rosella, Kevin A. Brown, Kamran Khan and Natasha S. Crowcroft

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:281

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    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) variants belong to different genotypes, A-J, whose worldwide distribution is linked with geography, probably because viral spread was associated with ancient human migrations. HBV genot...

    Authors: Marion Cornelissen, Fokla Zorgdrager, Sylvia M. Bruisten, Margreet Bakker, Ben Berkhout and Antoinette C. van der Kuyl

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:268

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Prisoners represent a vulnerable population for blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections which can potentially lead to liver fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis. However, little is known about the prevale...

    Authors: Antoine Jaquet, Gilles Wandeler, Judicaël Tine, Claver A. Dagnra, Alain Attia, Akouda Patassi, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Victor de Ledinghen, Didier K. Ekouevi, Moussa Seydi and François Dabis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:249

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection leads to more rapid progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver fibrosis, which could be linked to differences in the severity of liver inflammation among ...

    Authors: François M. J. Lamoury, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Elizabeth Keoshkerian, Jordan J. Feld, Janaki Amin, Suzy Teutsch, Gail V. Matthews, Margaret Hellard, Gregory J. Dore, Andrew R. Lloyd, Tanya L. Applegate and Jason Grebely

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:241

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Interleukin-33 (IL-33) and ST2 have been demonstrated to be associated with liver damage. However, their potential value in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains unknown. This study was designed to investi...

    Authors: Shu-Ling Huan, Ji-Guang Zhao, Zhen-Li Wang, Shuai Gao and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:200

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment uptake globally is low. A barrier to treatment is the necessity to attend specialists, usually in a tertiary hospital. We investigate the literature to assess the effect of pr...

    Authors: Amanda J. Wade, Vanessa Veronese, Margaret E. Hellard and Joseph S. Doyle

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:202

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cirrhosis and severe sepsis are factors associated with increased mortality in intensive care unit (ICU), but chronic hepatitis C (CHC) has been less studied in ICU. The aim of this study was to analyze the im...

    Authors: Alejandro Álvaro-Meca, María A. Jiménez-Sousa, Alexandre Boyer, José Medrano, Holger Reulen, Thomas Kneib and Salvador Resino

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:122

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Viral hepatitis is a major concern worldwide, with hepatitis A (HAV) and E (HEV) viruses showing sporadic outbreaks while hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses are associated with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis ...

    Authors: Missiani Ochwoto, James H. Kimotho, Julius Oyugi, Fredrick Okoth, Henry Kioko, Simeon Mining, Nancy L. M. Budambula, Elizabeth Giles, Anton Andonov, Elijah Songok and Carla Osiowy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:101

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of hepatitis in developing countries and poses a threat to public health worldwide. Tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) is a useful animal model in studies on hepatiti...

    Authors: Wenhai Yu, Chenchen Yang, Yanhong Bi, Feiyan Long, Yunlong Li, Jue Wang and Fen Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:80

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    The discovery of autochthonous hepatitis E in industrialized countries has changed the understanding of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in these regions, now known to be mainly due to zoonotic transmission o...

    Authors: João R. Mesquita, Mette Myrmel, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Joakim Øverbø and Maria S. J. Nascimento

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:17

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    The global burden of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV co-infection is enormous. The risk of developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer is associated with HBV DNA levels. The main objective of the study was ...

    Authors: Timothy N. A. Archampong, Margaret Lartey, Kwamena W. Sagoe, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Ernest Kenu, Fizza S. Gillani, Hongmei Yang, Isaac Boamah, Timothy Flanigan and Awewura Kwara

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:14

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  12. Content type: Research article

    China is an endemic area for hepatitis E virus (HEV). The previous surveys of anti-HEV seroprevalence are cross-sectional. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of infection among pregnant women and t...

    Authors: Guangyu Gu, Hongyu Huang, Le Zhang, Yongchun Bi, Yali Hu and Yi-Hua Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:560

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  13. Content type: Research article

    International guidelines and U.S. guidelines prior to 2012 only recommended testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among patients at risk, but adherence to guidelines is poor, and the majority of those ...

    Authors: William N. Southern, Brianna Norton, Meredith Steinman, Joseph DeLuca, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Bryce D. Smith and Alain H. Litwin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:553

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Geographic and sociodemographic characterization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) has been limited. Our aim was to characterize HCV prevalence, risk factors for H...

    Authors: Kara W. Chew, Martha L. Blum, Marjan Javanbakht, Laurel E. Clare, Lorelei D. Bornfleth, Robert Bolan, Debika Bhattacharya and Pamina M. Gorbach

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:538

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the most recently discovered of the hepatotropic viruses, and is considered an emerging pathogen in developed countries with the possibility of fulminant hepatitis in immunocompromis...

    Authors: Detlev Schultze, Bernhard Mani, Günter Dollenmaier, Roland Sahli, Andrea Zbinden and Pierre Alexandre Krayenbühl

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:474

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tissue factor (TF) is a protein that mediates the initiation of the coagulation cascade. TF expression is increased in patients with poorly-controlled HIV, and may be associated with increased immune activatio...

    Authors: Aimee C Hodowanec, Rebecca D Lee, Kirsten E Brady, Weihua Gao, Stacey Kincaid, Jill Plants, Mieoak Bahk, Nigel Mackman, Alan L Landay and Gregory D Huhn

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:190

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B (HB) infection is common in Mali. However, there is little information on molecular and biochemical characteristics of HB carriers.

    Authors: Fatou Traoré, Emmanuelle Gormally, Stéphanie Villar, Marlin D Friesen, John D Groopman, Guy Vernet, Souleymane Diallo, Pierre Hainaut and Moussa Y Maiga

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:180

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