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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793018/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-virus-infection-among-alcoholic-individuals-importance-of-screening-and-vaccination
#1
Vanessa Faria Cortes, Angela Taveira, Helena Medina Cruz, Amanda Alves Reis, Jéssica Silva Cezar, Brener Santos Silva, Cintia Feliciano D'Assunção, Elisabeth Lampe, Livia Melo Villar
Drug users have been reported to have an increased risk for acquisition of viral hepatitis. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection and usefulness of saliva for HBsAg and anti-HCV detection in alcoholic patients.A total of 90 alcoholic patients were recruited in 2013. HBsAg and anti-HCV were tested in serum and saliva, anti-HBc and anti-HBs were tested in serum using commercial enzyme immunoassays (EIA).Using serum samples, anti-HCV, HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs prevalences were 5...
2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792537/isolation-and-functional-characterization-of-hepatitis-b-virus-specific-t-cell-receptors-as-new-tools-for-experimental-and-clinical-use
#2
Karin Wisskirchen, Kai Metzger, Sophia Schreiber, Theresa Asen, Luise Weigand, Christina Dargel, Klaus Witter, Elisa Kieback, Martin F Sprinzl, Wolfgang Uckert, Matthias Schiemann, Dirk H Busch, Angela M Krackhardt, Ulrike Protzer
T-cell therapy of chronic hepatitis B is a novel approach to restore antiviral T-cell immunity and cure the infection. We aimed at identifying T-cell receptors (TCR) with high functional avidity that have the potential to be used for adoptive T-cell therapy. To this end, we cloned HLA-A*02-restricted, hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific T cells from patients with acute or resolved HBV infection. We isolated 11 envelope- or core-specific TCRs and evaluated them in comprehensive functional analyses. T cells were genetically modified by retroviral transduction to express HBV-specific TCRs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774406/natural-history-of-acute-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-the-role-of-hbv-genotypes-and-mutants
#3
REVIEW
Chih-Lin Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
Molecular epidemiologic studies reveal remarkable differences in the geographical distribution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes. The frequency of mutants among HBV genotypes also varies. The role of HBV genotypes/mutants in the pathogenesis of HBV infection and natural history of HBV infection has been extensively investigated. The distribution of HBV genotypes in acute hepatitis B patients reflects the predominant genotypes in a given geographic area. In chronic hepatitis B patients, genotype C and D have a higher frequency of basal core promoter A1762T/G1764A mutations than genotype A and B...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749559/recombinant-cccdna-of-hepatitis-b-virus-induces-long-term-viral-persistence-with-chronic-hepatitis-in-a-mouse-model
#4
Gaiyun Li, Yuanfei Zhu, Dianhui Shao, Hao Chang, Xiaoming Zhang, Dongming Zhou, Yueqiu Gao, Ke Lan, Qiang Deng
Covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is critical for viral persistence in vivo. We recently reported a technique involving recombinant (r) cccDNA of HBV by site-specific DNA recombination. Using hydrodynamic injection, rcccDNA induces a temporarily prolonged HBV anigenemia in immunocompetent mice, similar to acute resolving HBV infection. In this study, we simulated the pathophysiological impact of chronic hepatitis by which to reproduce (r)cccDNA persistence in mouse models. We showed that rcccDNA achieved long-lasting persistence in the presence of a compromised immune response or when transcriptional activity was repressed...
July 27, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748890/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibodies-with-negative-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#5
Nauman Tarif, Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Omer Sabir, Rizwan Akhter, Kashif Rafique, Nabiha Rizvi
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is a potential cause of infection transmission in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis-dependant patients. It is liable to be missed since the marker for OBI, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb), is not done routinely. We carried out a study to assess the prevalence of OBI in CKD Stage II-V or requiring renal replacement therapy. It was a cross-sectional study carried out at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, from May 2104 to May 2015. A total of 188 patients were included in this study, 124 were dialysis dependent and 64 had acute or CKD Stage II-V...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732527/sero-prevalence-and-vaccination-status-of-hepatitis-a-and-hepatitis-b-among-adults-with-cirrhosis-in-sri-lanka-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
#6
Madunil Anuk Niriella, Vipuli Jayendra Kobbegala, Hasnatha Nuwan Karalliyadda, Chamila Kumara Ranawaka, Arjuna Priyadarshin de Silva, Anuradha Supun Dassanayake, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva
BACKGROUND: As acute viral hepatitis can be fatal in patients with cirrhosis, vaccination against hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV) is recommended for non-immune patients. With increasing affluence the incidence of hepatitis A in childhood has decreased leading to a significant proportion of non-immune adults. As part of their routine investigation, hepatitis A IgG antibodies (anti-HAV IgG), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibodies was checked and immunization status was assessed among consenting newly diagnosed cirrhotic patients presenting to a tertiary referral center...
July 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703774/programmed-cell-death-1-pd-1-and-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-antigen-4-ctla-4-in-viral-hepatitis
#7
REVIEW
Hyosun Cho, Hyojeung Kang, Hwan Hee Lee, Chang Wook Kim
Virus-specific cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8+) cytotoxic T cells (CTL) recognize viral antigens presented on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I chains on infected hepatocytes, with help from CD4+ T cells. However, this CTL response is frequently weak or undetectable in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) are receptors in the CD28 family of costimulatory molecules, providing inhibitory signals to T cells...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700492/an-unusual-association-between-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-and-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
#8
Amar H Kelkar, Anushi A Shah, Sherri L Yong, Zohair Ahmed
RATIONALE: In the adult patient, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is uncommon and frequently difficult to diagnose due to its nonspecific presentation and numerous complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we present the case of a 25-year-old female who initially presented for evaluation of persistent fevers and fatigue. She was found to have splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and acute hepatic failure. DIAGNOSES, INTERVENTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: Her course was further complicated by the development of nephrotic syndrome and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694331/transcriptional-elongation-control-of-the-hbv-cccdna-transcription-by-super-elongation-complex-sec-and-brd4
#9
Joel Celio Francisco, Qian Dai, Zhuojuan Luo, Yan Wang, Roxanne Hui-Heng Chong, Yee Joo Tan, Wei Xie, Guan-Huei Lee, Chengqi Lin
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. HBV reactivation during or after chemotherapy is a potentially fatal complication for cancer patients with chronic HBV infection. Transcription of HBV is a critical intermediate step of HBV life cycle. However, factors controlling the HBV transcription remain largely unknown. Here, we found that different P-TEFb complexes are involved in the transcription of the HBV viral genome. Both BRD4 and the Super Elongation Complex (SEC) bind to the HBV genome...
July 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687901/virological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-hepatitis-b-virus-genotype-a
#10
REVIEW
Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Masashi Mizokami
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the most prevalent chronic viral infections in humans. The overall prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is reported to be 3.6%; however, it varies depending upon the geographic area. HBV is classified into ten genotypes (A through J) on the basis of an intergroup genomic divergence of > 8%. Specifically, HBV genotype A exhibits several unique virological and clinical characteristics and can be further classified into seven subtypes. Among them, subtype A2 or Ae (A2/[e]) is occasionally responsible for nosocomial infection and among homosexual males...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671553/the-ultra-short-virological-dynamics-in-response-to-entecavir-or-lamivudine-during-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-spontaneous-severe-acute-exacerbation
#11
Teng-Yu Lee, Chi-Yi Chen, Hsueh-Chou Lia, Yu-Chung Hsu, Sheng-Shun Yang
BACKGROUND: Nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) therapy could be life-saving in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) with spontaneous severe acute exacerbation (SAE). We aimed to investigate the ultra-short virological responses to NA. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial in which CHB patients with spontaneous SAE were randomized to receive lamivudine (LVD) or entecavir (ETV) between July 2012 and April 2016 (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01627223). The serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) viral loads on day 1 (baseline), 3, 5, 8, 15, 22, 29, 85, and 180 after initiating NA therapy were checked and analyzed...
July 3, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647211/tubuloreticular-inclusions-in-peritubular-capillaries-of-renal-allografts
#12
Jee Youn Lee, Seung Hwan Song, Yu Seun Kim, Beom Jin Lim, Soon Il Kim, Myoung Soo Kim, Hyeon Joo Jeong
BACKGROUND: Tubuloreticular inclusions (TRIs) are anastomosing networks of microtubules that are frequently found in autoimmune diseases and viral infections. In renal allografts, TRIs have been reported in glomerular endothelial cells in association with viral infections and donor specific antibodies (DSAs), but their presence in peritubular capillaries has not been explored. METHODS: We collected seven cases with TRIs out of 148 consecutive renal allograft biopsies taken from Dec...
June 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631044/-personalized-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis-of-the-present-and-the-future-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-c-delta-and-e
#13
REVIEW
R Bartenschlager, M Cornberg, T Pietschmann
Precision medicine is also possible for infectious diseases as shown for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, especially if different options are available. In hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, treatment indication as well as the choice of treatment and the decisions to stop treatment are based on viral markers and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level. Future therapies for HBV infection aiming for functional cure or even virus elimination may be even more personalized and have to take into account the immune status of a given patient...
June 19, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627822/development-of-a-one-step-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-system-for-a-highly-sensitive-detection-of-rabbit-hepatitis-e-virus
#14
Jing Wang, Hua Zhang, Shengyuan Yan, Yichao Wang, Xin Lu, Hongwei Fu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of acute viral hepatitis in areas with poor sanitation. Rabbit is one of important animal reservoirs of the virus. Reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) system is a novel nucleic acid amplification assay, for which the specificity and sensitivity are much higher than that of conventional PCR. However, previously reported RT-LAMP system cannot detect rabbit HEV, which was identified recently and seems to be another potential source of human HEV infection...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627094/spectrum-of-hepatitis-b-and-renal-involvement
#15
REVIEW
Apurva S Shah, Deepak N Amarapurkar
Renal involvement in hepatitis B occurs in various spectrums and its knowledge is important for clinicians in management of patients. The renal diseases most commonly associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection include membranous nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and Polyarteritis nodosa. The widespread use of hepatitis B vaccination has decreased the incidence of HBV-related renal diseases. The incidence of HBV infection in dialysis patients has significantly decreased over the past few decades because of screening of blood products for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B core antibody, implementation of infection control measures and hepatitis B vaccination...
June 19, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613373/lack-of-association-between-human-leukocyte-antigen-polymorphisms-rs9277535-and-rs7453920-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-a-brazilian-population
#16
V R Z B Pereira, J M Wolf, G Z Stumm, T R Boeira, J Galvan, D Simon, V R Lunge
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem worldwide. The progression of the disease depends on several host and viral factors and may result in fulminant hepatitis (very rare), acute hepatitis with spontaneous clearance, and chronic hepatitis B infection. Previous studies demonstrated that variations in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II (HLA-DPB1 and HLA-DQB2 genes) are related to the chronic HBV infection. This study aimed to investigate the association of two single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs), one in the HLA-DPB1 (rs9277535) and one in the HLA-DQB2 (rs7453920), with chronic hepatitis B infection in a southern Brazilian sample...
May 31, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607644/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-precore-mutation-in-iran-and-its-correlation-with-genotypes-of-hepatitis-b
#17
Ali Kargar Kheirabad, Gholamreza Farshidfar, Sadegh Nasrollaheian, Hamed Gouklani
INTRODUCTION: Mutation of the HBV precore gene prevents the production of HBeAg, which is an important target for immune responses. Distribution of this mutation varies along with frequency of HBV genotypes in accordance with geographic and ethnic variations. The general objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of precore mutation in Iran and its correlation with genotypes of hepatitis B. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, viral DNA of 182 Iranian hepatitis B surface antigen positive patients who were admitted to Bandar Abbas Blood Transfusion Organization in 2012 and 2013 was retrieved from their serum samples...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607531/endogenous-il-33-deficiency-exacerbates-liver-injury-and-increases-hepatic-influx-of-neutrophils-in-acute-murine-viral-hepatitis
#18
Virginie Carrière, Muhammad Imran Arshad, Jacques Le Seyec, Benjamin Lefevre, Muhammad Farooq, Aurélien Jan, Christelle Manuel, Laurence Touami-Bernard, Catherine Lucas-Clerc, Valentine Genet, Hugues Gascan, Jean-Philippe Girard, Frédéric Chalmel, Lucie Lamontagne, Claire Piquet-Pellorce, Michel Samson
The alarmin IL-33 has been described to be upregulated in human and murine viral hepatitis. However, the role of endogenous IL-33 in viral hepatitis remains obscure. We aimed to decipher its function by infecting IL-33-deficient mice (IL-33 KO) and their wild-type (WT) littermates with pathogenic mouse hepatitis virus (L2-MHV3). The IL-33 KO mice were more sensitive to L2-MHV3 infection exhibiting higher levels of AST/ALT, higher tissue damage, significant weight loss, and earlier death. An increased depletion of B and T lymphocytes, NKT cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages was observed 48 h postinfection (PI) in IL-33 KO mice than that in WT mice...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570088/viral-hepatitis-b-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-2007-2016
#19
Shauna Stahlman, Valerie F Williams, Alexis A Oetting
During 2007-2016, there were 1,258 and 1,259 incident diagnoses of acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, respectively. The overall incidence rates of diagnoses of acute and chronic hepatitis B were both 10.0 per 100,000 person-years (p-yrs). Overall crude incidence rates of acute hepatitis B were highest among females, Navy members, Asian/Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black service members, those in healthcare occupations, recruits, and service members with no history of deployment. Overall incidence rates of chronic hepatitis B were highest among service members who were female; in the Navy or the Army; in healthcare occupations; and of non-recruit status...
May 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556523/cytomegalovirus-induced-polyarteritis-nodosa-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
#20
K Abadeer, N Aslam, C Cortese, H M Wadei
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing vasculitis that has been associated with viral infections, especially hepatitis B virus. We hereby report a case of tissue-invasive cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced PAN in a liver transplant recipient presenting with acute kidney injury and active urinary sediment. Treatment directed against both PAN and CMV resulted in improvement in kidney function, normalization of urinary indices and resolution of the CMV infection. There was no recurrence of either PAN or CMV after a 3-year follow-up period...
May 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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