Hepatitis B virus infection in undocumented immigrants and refugees in Southern Italy: demographic, virological, and clinical features

@inproceedings{Coppola2017HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus infection in undocumented immigrants and refugees in Southern Italy: demographic, virological, and clinical features},
  author={Nicola Coppola and Loredana Alessio and Luciano Gualdieri and Mariantonietta Pisaturo and Caterina Sagnelli and Carmine Minichini and Giovanni Di Caprio and Mario Starace and Lorenzo Onorato and Giuseppe Signoriello and Margherita Macera and Italo Francesco Angelillo and Giuseppe Pasquale and Evangelista Sagnelli},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases of poverty},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundThe data on hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection in immigrants population are scanty. The porpoise of this study was to define the demographic, virological, and clinical characteristics of subjects infected with HBV chronic infection in a cohort of immigrants living in Naples, Italy.MethodsA screening for HBV infection was offered to 1,331 immigrants, of whom 1,212 (91%) (831 undocumented immigrants and 381 refugees) accepted and were screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and… CONTINUE READING
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