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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 HIV infected patients, the impact of ribavirin (RBV) pharmacology on sustained virologic response (SVR) to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has not been fully investigated. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Giorgiana Hatu, François Bailly, Emmanuel Pourcelot, Pierre Pradat, Patrick Miailhes, Marianne Maynard, François Parant, Pierre Chiarello, Jean-Michel Livrozet, Fabien Zoulim and Marie-Claude Gagnieu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:150

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the two most important agents of infectious diseases. Both HBV and HIV share common modes of transmission and have serious effects on both pre...

    Authors: Yohannes Zenebe, Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Yimer and Bayeh Abera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:118

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  3. Prior to initiating immunosuppressive therapy in the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory conditions, it is a requirement to screen for certain viral serology, including hepatitis B (HBV). A positive result ma...

    Authors: Simon Parker, Eliza Gil, Patricia Hewitt, Katherine Ward, Yasmin Reyal, Sasha Wilson and Jessica Manson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:99

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) represent important public health problems in the Western Amazon region with reported cases of fulminant hepatitis. This cross sectional study describes HBV ...

    Authors: Myuki Alfaia Esashika Crispim, Nelson Abrahim Fraiji, Sonia Cordeiro Campello, Nicolaus Albert Schriefer, Mariane Martins Araújo Stefani and Dagmar Kiesslich

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:94

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA levels are crucial for managing chronic hepatitis B (CHB). It was unclear whether Daan real-time polymerase chain reaction test (Daan test) or COBAS TaqMan HBV DNA Test (Cobas TaqMa...

    Authors: Shao-hang Cai, Fang-fang Lv, Yong-hong Zhang, Ye-gui Jiang and Jie Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:85

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In China, caregivers of chronic viral hepatitis patients experience considerable burdens, stress and disruption of their own well-being and social activities. Measurement of the effect on caregivers is an unde...

    Authors: Hong Ren, Yan Yu, Jia-Yu Hu, Yang Shi, Yi-Han Lu and Wei Meng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:82

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In an attempt to curtail the rising morbidity and mortality from undiagnosed HCV (hepatitis C virus) in the United States, screening guidelines have been expanded to high-risk individuals and persons born 1945...

    Authors: Brianna L Norton, Corrine I Voils, Sarah H Timberlake, Emily J Hecker, Neela D Goswami, Kim M Huffman, Anneka Landgraf, Susanna Naggie and Jason E Stout

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:74

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is mainly transmitted by parenteral route, being blood transfusion and intravenous drug use the most frequent risk factors. However, it has been suggested that there are other routes of...

    Authors: Francisca Sosa-Jurado, Verónica L Hernández-Galindo, Daniel Meléndez-Mena, Miguel A Mendoza-Torres, Fernando J Martínez-Arroniz, Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz, Julio Reyes-Leyva and Gerardo Santos-López

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:72

    Content type: Research article

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  9. IFN-α has been used to treat patients with chronic active hepatitis B (CAHB). Recent studies have implicated the IL-23/Th-17 pathway in the pathogenesis of CAHB. In this study, we investigated whether IFN-α co...

    Authors: Fang Cui, Jiangping Meng, Peng Luo and Pu Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:55

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  10. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is divided into 8 definite (A-H) and 2 putative (I, J) genotypes that show a geographical distribution. HBV genotype G, however, is an aberrant genotype of unknown origin that demonstra...

    Authors: Antoinette C van der Kuyl, Fokla Zorgdrager, Boris Hogema, Margreet Bakker, Suzanne Jurriaans, Nicole KT Back, Ben Berkhout, Hans L Zaaijer and Marion Cornelissen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:540

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Neither HBV DNA nor HBsAg positivity at birth is an accurate marker for HBV infection of infants. No data is available for continuous changes of HBV markers in newborns to HBsAg(+) mothers. This prospective, m...

    Authors: Tianyan Chen, Jing Wang, Yuling Feng, Zhi Yan, Tieying Zhang, Minghui Liu, Yun Bai, Hongxia Song, Hongli Liu, Yuan Yang, Jinfeng Liu, Yingli He, Yunru Chen, Shulin Zhang, Guihua Zhuang, Xiaofeng Liang…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:524

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been described as an emerging pathogen in Brazil and seems to be widely disseminated among swine herds. An autochthonous human case of acute hepatitis E was recently reported. To ob...

    Authors: Lilian G de Carvalho, Renato S Marchevsky, Debora RL dos Santos, Jaqueline M de Oliveira, Vanessa S de Paula, Leilane M Lopes, Wilhelmus HM Van der Poel, Jorge E González, Maria S Munné, Julio Moran, Ana Carolina R A Cajaraville, Marcelo Pelajo-Machado, Oswaldo G Cruz and Marcelo A Pinto

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:495

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  13. Hepatitis B e Antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients have an active liver disease with a high risk of progression to decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The management st...

    Authors: Dengming He, Shimin Guo, Wen Chen, Xianli Chen, Guohua Yan, Jie Wang, Maoshi Li, Peng Zhu, Hongfei Huang and Yuming Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:458

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  14. Sporadic hepatitis E has become an important public health concern in China. Accurate forecasting of the incidence of hepatitis E is needed to better plan future medical needs. Few mathematical models can be u...

    Authors: Hong Ren, Jian Li, Zheng-An Yuan, Jia-Yu Hu, Yan Yu and Yi-Han Lu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:421

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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