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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

    There is limited evidence for the effectiveness of daclatasvir in patients whose hepatitis C threatens their life expectancy. The Named Patient Program in Europe included patients with advanced chronic hepatit...

    Authors: Jim Young, Nina Weis, Harald Hofer, William Irving, Ola Weiland, Emiliano Giostra, Juan Manuel Pascasio, Lluis Castells, Martin Prieto, Roelien Postema, Cinira Lefevre, David Evans, Heiner C. Bucher and Jose Luis Calleja

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:45

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Rwanda is a central African country with about 12 million inhabitants. The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi destroyed much of the infrastructure, including the health system. Although this has improved signific...

    Authors: Theogene Twagirumugabe, Gatare Swaibu, Timothy David Walker, Magnus Lindh, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Tomas Bergström and Heléne Norder

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:32

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    The concentrations of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA and surface antigen (HBsAg) are two critical virological variables to be monitored in chronic hepatitis B. HBsAg is derived from the HBV genome. Thus, higher H...

    Authors: Chao-Wei Hsu, Kung-Hao Liang, Chih-Lang Lin, Tong-Hong Wang and Chau-Ting Yeh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:9

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The existing seroepidemiological data on viral hepatitis in Ethiopia showed a wide variation in prevalence pattern and the clinical and public health burden have been underestimated. The aim of this systematic...

    Authors: Yeshambel Belyhun, Melanie Maier, Andargachew Mulu, Ermias Diro and Uwe Gerd Liebert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:761

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:114

  5. Content type: Research article

    As one of the causative agents of viral hepatitis, hepatitis E virus (HEV) has gained public health attention globally. HEV epidemics occur in developing countries, associated with faecal contamination of wate...

    Authors: Ashish C. Shrestha, Robert L. P. Flower, Clive R. Seed, Manita Rajkarnikar, Shrawan K. Shrestha, Uru Thapa, Veronica C. Hoad and Helen M. Faddy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:707

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that the immunosuppression induced by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) accelerates the natural history of liver disease associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV), with 3- to 5-fold highe...

    Authors: Fatima Mitiko Tengan, Karim Yakub Ibrahim, Bianca Peixoto Dantas, Caroline Manchiero, Mariana Cavalheiro Magri and Wanderley Marques Bernardo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:663

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    In the last decade hepatitis E virus (HEV) is increasingly recognized as a cause of acute viral hepatitis in developed countries. HEV is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. In countries like the Netherlands,...

    Authors: S. Sadik, G. G. C. van Rijckevorsel, M. S. van Rooijen, G. J. B. Sonder and S. M. Bruisten

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:659

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is one of the commonest cancers in Central Africa, a region with the unusual peculiarity to be hyperendemic for infections with Hepatitis B, C and D viruses. However, data estima...

    Authors: Marie Atsama Amougou, Dominique Noah Noah, Paul Fewou Moundipa, Pascal Pineau and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:647

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  9. Content type: Research article

    HCV treatment among people who inject drugs (PWID) is low. Education programs may be suitable strategies to improve patients’ knowledge about their condition and to overcome barriers to access treatment.

    Authors: Rui Tato Marinho, António Costa, Teodomiro Pires, Helena Raposo, Carlos Vasconcelos, Cristina Polónia, Joaquim Borges, Mariana Soares, Graça Vilar and Ana Maria Nogueira

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:565

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) can increase the incidence of fulminant hepatitis. For this infection occurs, the host must also be infected with Hepatitis B Virus. Previous studies demonstrated the endemicity...

    Authors: Maira Ferreira Cicero, Nathalia Mantovani Pena, Luiz Claudio Santana, Rafael Arnold, Rafael Gonçalves Azevedo, Élcio de Souza Leal, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz and Shirley Vasconcelos Komninakis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:525

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As an immune modulator, vitamin D is involved in various pathophysiological mechanisms in a plethora of diseases. This study aims to correlate the vitamin D deficiency status and clinical progression of liver ...

    Authors: Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Nguyen Khuyen, Mai Thanh Binh, Dao Phuong Giang, Hoang Van Tong, Phan Quoc Hoan, Ngo Tat Trung, Do Tuan Anh, Nguyen Linh Toan, Christian G. Meyer, Peter G. Kremsner, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan and Le Huu Song

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:507

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal hepatitis B vaccination program at birth has been implemented nationwide since 1992 in China. However, current HBV prevalence status in blood donors has not been entirely examined, which may impact HB...

    Authors: Zhen Wang, Jinfeng Zeng, Tingting Li, Xin Zheng, Xiaoxuan Xu, Xianlin Ye, Liang Lu, Weigang Zhu, Baocheng Yang, Jean-Pierre Allain and Chengyao Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:498

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes significant morbidity and mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM). Characterizing spontaneous viral clearance of HCV inf...

    Authors: Daniel J. Smith, Ashly E. Jordan, Mayu Frank and Holly Hagan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:471

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) compromises Health-related Quality of Life (HRQL) with detriments to Physical, Mental and Social health domains. Treatment with interferon and ribavirin is associated with side effects ...

    Authors: Andrew Richard Armstrong, Susan Elizabeth Herrmann, Olivier Chassany, Christophe Lalanne, Mariliza Henrique Da Silva, Eliana Galano, Patrizia M. Carrieri, Vincent Estellon, Philippe Sogni and Martin Duracinsky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:443

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B virus(HBV) infection is a major cause of liver related morbidity and mortality. HBV infection remains largely underdiagnosed in Asian American population, and it is also poorly linked to cl...

    Authors: Chul S. Hyun, Sue Kim, Seung Y. Kang, Seo Jung and Seulgi Lee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:415

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a major public health problem especially in developing countries. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends use of Xpert MTB/RIF assay to simultaneously detecting My...

    Authors: Irfan Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Anila Basit, Mazhar Ali, Afsar khan, Ubaid Ullah, Muhammad Ihtesham, Sumaira Mehreen, Anita Mughal and Arshad Javaid

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:413

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Currently, no system for appropriate intra-hospital collaboration regarding hepatitis virus positive individuals exists, even in medical institutions with hepatologists among their staff. The main objective of...

    Authors: Hideki Fujii, Seiko Yamaguchi, Osamu Kurai, Masato Miyano, Wataru Ueda, Hiroko Oba, Tetsuya Aoki, Masaru Enomoto, Norifumi Kawada and Kiyotaka Okawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:410

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To fully understand the burden of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in Ghana towards informing appropriate preventive measures, accurate prevalence estimates are needed. In this study, we estimate the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Akosua Adom Agyeman, Richard Ofori-Asenso, Andy Mprah and George Ashiagbor

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:391

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is complicated by cirrhosis and liver cancer. In Thailand, 6-7 % of adults are chronically infected with HBV. The risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HBV ha...

    Authors: Gonzague Jourdain, Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong, Tim R. Cressey, Lei Hua, Linda Harrison, Camlin Tierney, Nicolas Salvadori, Luc Decker, Patrinee Traisathit, Wasna Sirirungsi, Woottichai Khamduang, Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong, Thanyawee Puthanakit, George K. Siberry, Diane Heather Watts, Trudy V. Murphy…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:393

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus is one of the most causative agents of human liver disease, including acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease is a great health problem worldwide, wit...

    Authors: Daniel Gebreegziabher, Gebrekidan Gebregzabher Asfeha and Hagos Amare Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:383

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