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BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/steatohepatitis (NAFLD/NASH) is the most common form of chronic liver disease worldwide and is no longer considered a benign disease. Its prevalence has not been determined in a large-scale population-based study in Iran. METHODS A total of 6583 individuals aged 18 to 65 were randomly selected from three(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about HEV seroprevalence and its determinants in Iran. Considering the fact that Iran is among the countries in which HEV infection is endemic, a large-scale population-based study in this regard is justified. METHODS This survey was conducted in 2006 in Tehran and Golestan Provinces, Iran. Stored sera of subjects were tested for(More)
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