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Hepatitis and co-infections

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. In Australia, higher rates of chronic hepatitis B (HBsAg) have been reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) compared with non-Indigenous people. In 2000, the Australian government imp...

    Authors: Simon Graham, Rebecca J Guy, Benjamin Cowie, Handan C Wand, Basil Donovan, Snehal P Akre and James S Ward

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:403

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV), characterized by increased levels of serum HBV DNA, abnormal liver function and hepatic failure, is a frequent complication of immunosuppressive therapy and chemotherap...

    Authors: Wenjun Du, Zhaomin Zheng, Shaolei Han, Shumin Ma and Shijun Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:394

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the Italian correctional population is estimated to be around 38%. In this setting HCV infection treatment is controversial because of several fac...

    Authors: Fabio Iacomi, Giuseppina Iannicelli, Andrea Franceschini, Paolo Migliorisi, Silvia Rosati, Pierluca Piselli, Paola Scognamiglio, Gabriella De Carli, Sonia Marcellini and Fabrizio Palmieri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:374

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Hepatitis B virus is hyperendemic in Sudan. Our aim was to molecularly characterize hepatitis B virus from Sudanese individuals, with and without liver disease, because genotypes play an important role in clin...

    Authors: Mukhlid Yousif, Hatim Mudawi, Sahar Bakhiet, Dieter Glebe and Anna Kramvis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:328

    Content type: Research article

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  5. As most data on hepatitis in resource-poor countries relate to urban communities, surveys in the rural environment are necessary to determine the ‘true’ prevalence of these viral infections. We undertook a sur...

    Authors: Narcisse P Komas, Ulrich Vickos, Judith M Hübschen, Aubin Béré, Alexandre Manirakiza, Claude P Muller and Alain Le Faou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:286

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Evidence exists regarding the full prevention of HCV transmission to hemodialysis patients by implementing universal precaution. However, little information is available regarding the frequency with which hosp...

    Authors: Aida Bianco, Francesca Bova, Carmelo GA Nobile, Claudia Pileggi and Maria Pavia

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:76

    Content type: Research article

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