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Virologic and clinical expressions of reciprocal inhibitory effect of hepatitis B, C, and delta viruses in patients with chronic hepatitis
We studied 648 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)‐ and/or anti–hepatitis C virus (HCV)‐positive patients to evaluate the virologic and clinical characteristics of multiple hepatitis viral infection.Expand
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Hepatitis B virus burden in developing countries.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has shown an intermediate or high endemicity level in low-income countries over the last five decades. In recent years, however, the incidence of acute hepatitis BExpand
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Impact of occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV patients naive for antiretroviral therapy
Objective:To study the impact of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in 115 consecutive anti-HIV-positive, hepatitis B surface antigen-negative patients, naive for antiretroviral treatment.Expand
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Diagnosis and clinical impact of occult hepatitis B infection in patients with biopsy proven chronic hepatitis C: a multicenter study.
Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C has been found associated with severe liver damage, low response to interferon treatment and increased risk of developingExpand
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HBV superinfection in hepatitis C virus chronic carriers, viral interaction, and clinical course
We enrolled 44 patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) acute infection, 21 anti‐hepatitis C virus (HCV)–positive for at least 1 year (case BC group), 20 anti‐HCV–negative (control B group), and 3 withExpand
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Hepatitis C virus infection and prisoners: Epidemiology, outcome and treatment.
The studies on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in prison populations are few and mostly cross-sectional. We analyzed prevalently the articles appearing on PubMed in the last ten years. HCVExpand
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Corresponding Author: Luca Rinaldi, MD; lucarinaldi@hotmail.it Abstract – Background and AIM Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent complication of HCV liver cirrhosis. The reduction of riskExpand
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The importance of HCV on the burden of chronic liver disease in Italy: A multicenter prevalence study of 9,997 cases
Knowledge of the current epidemiology of chronic liver disease in Italy is mostly obsolete and fragmentary for the lack of up‐to‐date consistent data. In 2001, a 6‐month prevalence study wasExpand
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Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection in healthcare workers.
Approximately 3 million healthcare workers per year receive an injury with an occupational instrument, with around 2000000 exposures to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 1000000 to hepatitis C virus (HCV).Expand
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Occult HBV infection in HCC and cirrhotic tissue of HBsAg-negative patients: a virological and clinical study
Aim To evaluate the virological and clinical characteristics of occult HBV infection (OBI) in 68 consecutive HBsAg-negative patients with biopsy-proven cirrhosis and HCC. Methods HBV DNA was soughtExpand
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