We evaluated 1336 hepatitis B surface antigen-positive subjects consecutively observed in 79 Italian hospitals over a 6-month period. The proportion of hepatitis B e antigen-negative cases was 86.4%, that of patients coinfected with hepatitis D virus was 9.7%, and the rate of patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus was 16.8%. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that age >49 years, alcohol abuse, and anti-hepatitis D virus and anti-hepatitis C virus positivity were independent predictors of progression to liver cirrhosis. © 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.

Chronic hepatitis B in Italy: New features of an old disease - Approaching the universal prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen-negative cases and the eradication of hepatitis D infection

Minoli, L.;Oriolo, M.;Capra, F.;Boccia, S.;Praticò, A.;Ventura, E.;Solinas, A.;Clementi, C.;Festi, D.;Borgia, G.;Coppola, C.;
2008

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We evaluated 1336 hepatitis B surface antigen-positive subjects consecutively observed in 79 Italian hospitals over a 6-month period. The proportion of hepatitis B e antigen-negative cases was 86.4%, that of patients coinfected with hepatitis D virus was 9.7%, and the rate of patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus was 16.8%. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that age >49 years, alcohol abuse, and anti-hepatitis D virus and anti-hepatitis C virus positivity were independent predictors of progression to liver cirrhosis. © 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
Sagnelli, Evangelista; Stroffolini, Tommaso; Mele, Alfonso; Imparato, Michele; Almasio, Piero L.; Traverso, A.; Arrigoni, A.; Torchio, M.; Garbagnoli, P.; Del Mastro, B.; Romano, P.; Vanni, R.; Brusita, D.; Meucci, P.; Cassola, G.; Borzio, M.; Bellobuono, A.; De Bona, A.; Re, T.; Del Poggio, P.; Baisini, O.; Colombo, A.; Attolini, C.; Sacchini, D.; Minoli, L.; Gazzaniga, V.; Segato, S.; Oriolo, M.; Parlotto, A.; Ghersetti, M.; Capra, F.; Muratori, R.; Sama, C.; Boccia, S.; Verdianelli, G.; Praticò, A.; Grandi, M.; Ventura, E.; Cantoni, F.; Vincenti, A.; Nerli Alessandro, A.; Galeazzi, L.; Solinas, A.; Paroli, M.; De Sanctis, G.M.; Sereno, S.; Clementi, C.; Visco Comandino, U.; Gallo, A.I.; Festi, D.; Sabusco, G.; Coppola, N.; Scolastico, C.; Onofrio, M.; Filippini, P.; Morisco, F.; Liberti, A.; Borgia, G.; Scarpellino, F.; Persico, M.; Sagnelli, C.; Coppola, C.; Caserta, L.; Elia, A.; De Vita, G.; Lanzotti, A.; Pizzolante, L.; Messina, V.; Fiore, G.; Agostinacchio, E.; Santantonio, T.; Mazzola, M.; Vinelli, F.; Campagna, A.; Cataldini, S.; Monelli, I.; Lascaro, M.; Polimeri, N.; Frugiuele, P.; Ferraro, M.; Prestileo, T.; Alessandri, A.; Russello, M.; Bellissima, P.; Orifici, G.; Pisani, G.; Angioini, S.; Lai, M.; Spanneda, M.
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