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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497124/parv4-prevalence-phylogeny-immunology-and-coinfection-with-hiv-hbv-and-hcv-in-a-multicentre-african-cohort
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Colin P Sharp, William F Gregory, Louise Hattingh, Amna Malik, Emily Adland, Samantha Daniels, Anriette van Zyl, Jonathan M Carlson, Susan Wareing, Anthony Ogwu, Roger Shapiro, Lynn Riddell, Fabian Chen, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip J R Goulder, Paul Klenerman, Peter Simmonds, Pieter Jooste, Philippa C Matthews
Background: The seroprevalence of human parvovirus-4 (PARV4) varies considerably by region. In sub-Saharan Africa, seroprevalence is high in the general population, but little is known about the transmission routes or the prevalence of coinfection with blood-borne viruses, HBV, HCV and HIV.  Methods: To further explore the characteristics of PARV4 in this setting, with a particular focus on the prevalence and significance of coinfection, we screened a cohort of 695 individuals recruited from Durban and Kimberley (South Africa) and Gaborone (Botswana) for PARV4 IgG and DNA, as well as documenting HIV, HBV and HCV status...
April 7, 2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492419/seroprevalence-of-antibodies-and-antigens-against-hepatitis-a-e-viruses-in-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-in-germany-in-2015
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Alexandra Jablonka, Philipp Solbach, Michael Wöbse, Michael P Manns, Reinhold E Schmidt, Heiner Wedemeyer, Markus Cornberg, Georg M N Behrens, Svenja Hardtke
BACKGROUND: Migration because of miscellaneous political crises in countries in the Middle East and Africa is a global challenge for whole Europe from an economic, social, and public health view. There is an urgent need to generate comprehensive, evidence-based data to expedite further screening and vaccination strategies. METHODS: A total of 604 individuals ranging in age from 2 to 68 years who enrolled at a single reception center were tested for the prevalence of serologic markers for hepatitis virus types A, B, C, D, and E (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV), respectively...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483405/quasispecies-characteristics-in-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Guifeng Yang, Zhihua Liu, Juncheng Yang, Kangxian Luo, Ying Xu, Haitang He, Qunfang Fu, Shouyi Yu, Zhanhui Wang
OBJECTIVES: To identify within-host quasispecies characteristics of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in mothers and children infected via mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing (NGS), we analyzed sequences within the non-overlapping pre-core/core (pre-C/C) gene in 37 mother-child pairs. RESULTS: Phylogenetic and Highlighter analyses suggested that both a single strain and multiple distinct strains may be transmitted in MTCT of HBV...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473203/time-to-re-evaluate-the-effect-of-the-adolescent-booster-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine
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EDITORIAL
Ellie Carmody
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468285/immune-tolerant-chronic-hepatitis-b-the-unrecognized-risks
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REVIEW
Patrick T F Kennedy, Samuel Litwin, Grace E Dolman, Antonio Bertoletti, William S Mason
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) progresses through multiple phases, including immune tolerant, immune active, immune control, and, in a subset of patients who achieve immune control, reactivation. The first, the immune tolerant phase, is considered to be prolonged in duration but essentially benign in nature, lacking long-term consequences, and thus not recommended for antiviral therapy. This review challenges the notion that the immune tolerant phase is truly benign and considers the possibility that events during this phase may contribute significantly to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the premature death of 25% of HBV carriers worldwide...
April 29, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468062/-sero-epidemiological-analysis-on-hepatitis-b-among-children-aged-1-14-years-old-born-to-hbsag-positive-mother-in-china-2014
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F Z Wang, H Zheng, G M Zhang, N Miao, X J Sun, F Q Cui
Objective: To analyze the sero-epidemiological features of hepatitis B among children aged 1-14 years old who were born to HBsAg positive mothers. Methods: Based on the results from the hepatitis B national sero-survey in 2014, children aged 1-14 years old born to HBsAg positive mother were involved in this study. Positive rates on HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HBc by gender, age, nationality, birth place, residency (urban/rural), region (eastern/central/western) and related factors of HBsAg and anti-HBs for children under research, were analyzed by SPSS 18...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444819/antenatal-maternal-hepatitis-b-care-is-a-predictor-of-timely-perinatal-administration-of-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin
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Suong Tt Le, Lukas Sahhar, Stephanie Spring, William Sievert, Anouk T Dev
BACKGROUND: Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus continues to occur despite universal recommendations for neonatal immune prophylaxis therapy (IPT) and infant vaccination. AIM: To characterise the risk factors for failure to provide timely IPT and completion of the infant hepatitis B vaccination schedule for children born to mothers with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess compliance with universal guidelines for neonatal IPT for children born to CHB mothers at Monash Health, Australia from 2008 to 2013...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439708/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-assessed-3-to-18%C3%A2-years-after-vaccination-in-cuban-children-and-adolescents-born-to-hbsag-positive-mothers
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Licel de Los Angeles Rodríguez Lay, Marité Bello Corredor, Maria Caridad Montalvo Villalba, Annia Gertrudis Chibás Ojeda, Susel Sariego Frómeta, Manuel Diaz González, Yoandra Abad Lamoth, Meilin Sánchez Wong, Aurélie Sausy, Claude P Muller, Judith M Hübschen
Thirty-two participants, aged between 3-18 years, born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers and vaccinated at birth were analyzed for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Overall, 56% had anti-HB titers ≥10 IU/L; five were positive for antibodies to the core antigen (anti-HBc), and two of these were also positive for HBsAg/DNA. One of the HBsAg/anti-HBc double-negative children presented with an unusual occult infection (HBV DNA-positive). No known vaccine escape mutations were detectable...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418296/prevention-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-after-3-decades-of-escalating-vaccination-policy-china
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Fuqiang Cui, Lipin Shen, Li Li, Huaqing Wang, Fuzhen Wang, Shengli Bi, Jianhua Liu, Guomin Zhang, Feng Wang, Hui Zheng, Xiaojin Sun, Ning Miao, Zundong Yin, Zijian Feng, Xiaofeng Liang, Yu Wang
China's hepatitis B virus (HBV) prevention policy has been evaluated through nationally representative serologic surveys conducted in 1992 and 2006. We report results of a 2014 serologic survey and reanalysis of the 1992 and 2006 surveys in the context of program policy. The 2014 survey used a 2-stage sample strategy in which townships were selected from 160 longstanding, nationally representative, county-level disease surveillance points, and persons 1-29 years of age were invited to participate. The 2014 sample size was 31,713; the response rate was 83...
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377449/acute-infectious-hepatitis-in-hospitalised-children-a-british-paediatric-surveillance-unit-study
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Serena Braccio, Adam Irwin, Andrew Riordan, Delane Shingadia, Deirdre A Kelly, Sanjay Bansal, Mary Ramsay, Shamez N Ladhani
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis remains a key public health priority globally. Most childhood cases are caused by viruses, especially hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). This study aimed to estimate the burden of acute infectious hepatitis in hospitalised children and to describe their clinical characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: Paediatricians in the UK and Ireland reported cases in children aged 1 month to 14 years diagnosed between January 2014 and January 2015 (inclusive) through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) and completed a detailed questionnaire...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367327/assessment-of-immunization-to-hepatitis-b-vaccine-among-children-under-five-years-in-rural-areas-of-taiz-yemen
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Fuad A A Alssamei, Najla A Al-Sonboli, Fawzi A Alkumaim, Nader S Alsayaad, Mohammed S Al-Ahdal, Tarig B Higazi, Atif A Elagib
Background. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a major health problem worldwide. approximately 1 million deaths annually due to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Objectives. This study was conducted to determine the coverage rate of HBV vaccine and assess the vaccine protective response among children under five years old in rural areas of Yemen. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to December 2015 in four districts of countryside Yemen. The target population was children aged from 6 to 59 months...
2017: Hepatitis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357379/hepatitis-b-virus-and-its-sexually-transmitted-infection-an-update
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REVIEW
Takako Inoue, Yasuhito Tanaka
incidence and prevalence: About 5% of the world's population has chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and nearly 25% of carriers develop chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The prevalence of chronic HBV infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is 5%-15%; HIV/HBV coinfected individuals have a higher level of HBV replication, with higher rates of chronicity, reactivation, occult infection, and HCC than individuals with HBV only. The prevalence of HBV genotype A is significantly higher among men who have sex with men (MSM), compared with the rest of the population...
September 5, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342241/overt-and-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-community-children-in-northwest-china
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H Su, Z Shao, Z Pu, Y Wang, L Zhang, W Zhang, B Wang, A Wang, Z Ji, Y Yan, Y Zhang
Although a universal newborn hepatitis B (HB) immunization programme has been implemented in China, hepatitis B virus (HBV) breakthrough infection, including HB surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive infection and occult HBV infection (OBI), still occurs during infancy or childhood. Obtaining the actual prevalence of HBV infection in general children is important for preventing and controlling the spread of HB. Accordingly, we investigated the prevalence of overt infection and OBI in community children and compared the serological and virological characteristics of OBI and HBsAg carrier children to clarify the mechanisms related to OBI...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333769/the-incidence-of-low-seroimmunity-to-hepatitis-b-virus-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Abhishek Watts, William E Bennett, Jean P Molleston, Sandeep K Gupta, Joseph M Croffie, Shamaila Waseem, Brian A McFerron, Steven J Steiner, Sanjay Kumar, Charles P Vanderpool, Emily C Hon, Molly A Bozic, Girish C Subbarao, Marian D Pfefferkorn
OBJECTIVES: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often receive immunosuppressive therapy which may make them vulnerable to infections such as hepatitis B. We hypothesized that hepatitis B virus (HBV) titers are low in the vaccinated pediatric IBD population. The aims of our study were to identify the incidence of lower titers of hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) and determine which patient factors may be associated with lower HBsAb titers. METHODS: Patients with diagnosis of IBD, ages 5-18 years, were prospectively enrolled...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328809/infectious-diseases-prevalence-vaccination-coverage-and-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-population-of-internationally-adopted-children-referred-to-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-from-2009-to-2015
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Sara Sollai, Francesca Ghetti, Leila Bianchi, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini
Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5.40 years; interquartile range: 3.00-7.90) were enrolled, 123/1612 (7...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322457/declining-antibody-levels-after-hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-down-syndrome-a-need-for-booster-vaccination
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Noortje B Eijsvoogel, Mirjam I Hollegien, Vinus L A Bok, Arda G Derksen Lubsen, Felix P J Dikken, Sander A C A P Leenders, Arjan Pijning, Erica Post, Marek Wojciechowski, Mirrian Hilbink, Esther de Vries
We determined the anti-HBs titer in 227 children of all ages with Down syndrome (DS). Only 48.1% (95%CI: 35.1-61.3) of the DS children aged 7-10 years and 31.9% (95%CI: 22.1-43.6) of the DS children aged >10 years had a protective anti-HBs titer (≥10 IU/L). The geometric mean anti-HBs titer was significantly lower in the DS children; this suggests booster vaccination for HBV may be needed.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306597/diagnosis-of-viral-hepatitis
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Philippa J Easterbrook, Teri Roberts, Anita Sands, Rosanna Peeling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and HIV-HBV and HCV coinfection are major causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. Testing and diagnosis is the gateway for access to both treatment and prevention services, but there remains a large burden of undiagnosed infection globally. We review the global epidemiology, key challenges in the current hepatitis testing response, new tools to support the hepatitis global response (2016-2020 Global Hepatitis Health Sector strategy, and 2017 WHO guidelines on hepatitis testing) and future directions and innovations in hepatitis diagnostics...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292647/transfusion-transmitted-infections-in-frequently-transfused-thalassemic-children-living-in-fayoum-governorate-egypt-current-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Zeze Th Atwa, Wafaa Y Abdel Wahed
Regular blood transfusion therapy remains the primary treatment in thalassemia major (TM). Transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) and iron overload are considered to be the major drawbacks of this therapy. This cross-sectional study aimed to update the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody, PCR-confirmed HCV, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody among TM children. Clinical and epidemiological factors that can affect HCV infection prevalence rate were studied...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285330/hepatitis-b-vaccination-status-in-an-at-risk-adult-population-long-term-immunity-but-insufficient-coverage
#20
S Hustache, L Moyroud, L Goirand, O Epaulard
In France, hepatitis B (HB) vaccine has been offered to all infants since 1994, and was proposed to all children aged 11 years from 1994 to 1998. Nevertheless, HB vaccine hesitancy may result in low vaccination coverage in present-day at-risk adults. We aimed to determine HB vaccination coverage in adults attending a free testing center for sexually transmitted infections (STI). As part of routine care, three classes of data were anonymously collected from attendees over a 3-month period: results of HB serologic tests; date and number of past anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunization(s) (if any) according to health records; and the risk of STI and blood-transmitted infections (BTI)...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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