Frequent occurrence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection among West African HIV type-1-infected children.

@article{Rouet2008FrequentOO,
  title={Frequent occurrence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection among West African HIV type-1-infected children.},
  author={François Rouet and M J Chaix and Andr{\'e} Inwoley and M F Anaky and Patricia Fassinou and Alphonse Kpoz{\`e}houen and Christine Rouzioux and St{\'e}phane Blanche and Philippe Msellati},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={361-6}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study, conducted in Ivory Coast, was to evaluate the prevalence and evolution of viral hepatitis in children coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). METHODS Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) markers were retrospectively and longitudinally assessed among 280 HIV-1-infected children enrolled in the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le SIDA et les Hépatites Virales B et C 1244/1278 cohort. Among these, 173 (61.8%) received highly… CONTINUE READING

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