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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Case report

    Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare malignant tumor. The etiology of ICC remains poorly understood. Recently, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been implicated as a potential risk factor for IC...

    Authors: Caixia Wang, Haiyan Jing, Dan Sha, Weibo Wang, Jianpeng Chen, Yangang Cui and Junqing Han

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:295

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C (HCV) is a deleterious virus that can be cured with new, highly effective anti-viral treatments, yet more than 185 million individuals worldwide remain HCV positive (with the vast majority un-diagn...

    Authors: Nallely Mora, William H. Adams, Stephanie Kliethermes, Lara Dugas, Neelam Balasubramanian, Jasmin Sandhu, Helen Nde, Christina Small, Joanne Jose, Steven Scaglione and Jennifer E. Layden

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:283

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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