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Hepatitis in high-risk groups

In order to mark World Hepatitis Day we have pulled together some of the papers published on hepatitis in the RSTMH journals Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health from 2010–2013. The studies cover a range of clinical aspects relating to hepatitis infection in high-risk groups; from those examining the risk factors for infection in healthcare workers to studies on patients with hepatitis and a range of comorbidities.

Simply click on the titles below to read the full text FREE online until 30th September 2013.

Hepatitis B and C: neglected diseases among health care workers in Cameroon
C. Fritzsche, F. Becker, C. J. Hemmer, D. Riebold, S. Klammt, F. Hufert, W. Akam,T. N. Kinge, and E. C. Reisinger
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, March 2013

Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among Egyptian healthcare workers in a national liver diseases referral centre
Sayed Abdelwahab, Eman Rewisha, Mohamed Hashem, Maha Sobhy, Iman Galal, Walaa R. Allam, Nabeil Mikhail, Gehan Galal, Mohamed El-Tabbakh, Samer S. El-Kamary, Imam Waked, and G. Thomas Strickland
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, February 2012

Incidence and risk factors for community-acquired hepatitis C infection from birth to 5 years of age in rural Egyptian children
Doa'a A. Saleh, Fatma M. Shebl, Samer S. El-Kamary, Laurence S. Magder, Alif Allam, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, Nabiel Mikhail, Mohamed Hashem, Soraya Sharaf, Sonia K. Stoszek, and G. Thomas Strickland
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, May 2010

The infective causes of hepatitis and jaundice amongst hospitalised patients in Vientiane, Laos
Bounkong Syhavong, Bouachanh Rasachack, Lee Smythe, Jean-Marc Rolain, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso, Kemajittra Jenjaroen, Vimone Soukkhaserm, Simmaly Phongmany, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Sune Soukkhaserm, Te Thammavong, Mayfong Mayxay, Stuart D. Blacksell, Eleanor Barnes, Philippe Parola, Elisabeth Dussaix, Didier Raoult, Isla Humphreys, Paul Klenerman, Nicholas J. White, and Paul N. Newton
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, July 2010

Treatment outcomes in a cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection in Mumbai, India
Petros Isaakidis, Homa Mansoor, Rony Zachariah, Esdras A. Da Silva,Bhanumati Varghese, Alaka Deshpande, Tiago A. Dal Molin, Joanna Ladomirska, Line Arnould, and Tony Reid
International Health, December 2012

Determinants of immunological and virological responses to antiretroviral therapy amongst HIV-infected adults in central Argentina: negative influence of hepatitis C infection
Adrián Alejandro Farías, Luís Emilio Kremer, Luís Allende, María del Pilar Díaz,María Belen Pisano, Marta Silvia Contigiani, and Viviana Elizabeth Ré
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, July 2013

Reliability of rapid testing for hepatitis B in a region of high HIV endemicity
J. Davies, J.J.G. van Oosterhout, M. Nyirenda, J. Bowden, E. Moore, I.J. Hart, E.E. Zijlstra, M. Chaponda, B. Faragher, N.J. Beeching, and M.B.J. Beadsworth
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, February 2010

Prevalence of hepatitis C infection among children with β-thalassaemia major in Mid Delta, Egypt: a single centre study
Mohamed R. EL-Shanshory, Ibrahim A. Kabbash, Hanan H. Soliman, Hala M. Nagy,and Said H. Abdou
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, April 2013

The association of infection and clinical severity in sickle cell anaemia patients
Jose P. Moura Neto, Isa Menezes Lyra, Mitermayer G. Reis, and Marilda S. Goncalves
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, March 2011

The collection will be freely available to all until 30th September 2013; beyond that date it will only be accessible to RSTMH members. To find out more about RSTMH membership, please click here.

Call for Papers

The RSTMH journals Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health are looking for submissions of original papers and reviews in all areas of hepatitis research, and are particularly interested in studies relating to:

  • developments in treatment and prevention
  • progress in vaccine research and immunization programs
  • developments in diagnosis
  • studies into high-risk groups
  • epidemiological studies
  • hepatitis and comorbid conditions, and the effects on diagnosis, disease progression and management

To submit a paper and to view our author instructions visit:

www.editorialmanager.com/trstmh (Transactions RSTMH) or www.editorialmanager.com/inthealth (International Health).