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Leprosy and hepatitis B coinfection in southern Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, January 2014
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Title
Leprosy and hepatitis B coinfection in southern Brazil
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, January 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2013.04.003
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Authors

Cleverson Leitão, Denis Ueda, Anna Carolina de Moraes Braga, Angelica B.W. Boldt, Iara J.T. Messias-Reason

Abstract

To investigate the association of leprosy with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, as yet unknown for South Brazil, we assessed hepatitis B virus coinfection in 199 South Brazilian leprosy patients (119 lepromatous, 15 tuberculoid, 30 borderline, 12 undetermined and 23 unspecified) and in 681 matched blood donors by screening for the hepatitis B virus markers HBSAg and anti-HBc, using ELISA. Positive samples were retested and anti-HBc+ only samples were tested for the hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs). There was a strong association between leprosy and hepatitis B virus infection (OR=9.8, 95% CI=6.4-14.7; p=0.004 · E(-30)), as well as an association between HBV infection and lepromatous leprosy, compared to other forms (OR=2.4, 95% CI=1.2-4.8; p=0.017). We also found that confinement due to leprosy was associated with hepatitis B virus infection (OR=3.9, 95% CI=2.1-7.4; p=0.015 · E(-3)). Leprosy patients are susceptible to develop hepatitis B virus infection, especially lepromatous. Institutionalized patients, who probably present a stronger Th2 response, have higher risk of being exposed to hepatitis B virus. This clearly emphasizes the need for special care to leprosy patients in preventing hepatitis B virus coinfection in South Brazil.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 4%
Unknown 45 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 19%
Student > Postgraduate 7 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 12 26%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2013.
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#4,966,256
of 9,834,693 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#110
of 241 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,490
of 136,819 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
#6
of 10 outputs
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