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  1. The long-term course of chronic hepatitis B.

    Article - En anglais

    The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcome in hepatitis B virus (HBV) - infected patients according to HBV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis D virus (HDV) replication, focusing on survival, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    A cohort of 302 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) - positive subjects (mean age, 34 ± 15.3 years ; male/female 214/88 ; 39 subjects under 14 years) with biopsy-proven chronic hepatitis (86 with cirrhosis) was prospectively assessed, with a median follow-up of 94<37.6 months.

    One hundred nine patients received interferon alfa (IFN).

    At baseline, 86 subjects (28.5%) were hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) - positive (wild-type HBV), 80 (26.5%) were HBeAg-negative, HBV-DNA-positive, 76 (25.2%) had HDV infection, 43 (14.2%) had dual HBV/HCV infection, and 17 (5.6%) were negative for HBV-DNA, anti-HCV, and anti-HDV.

    During follow-up, decompensation of disease occurred in 46 subjects : 8 developed HCC, 36 developed ascites, and 2 developed jaundice.

    Five patients underwent transplantation

    Thirty-five subjects died :

    33 of hepatic and 2 of nonhepatic causes.

    Overall mortality was 5.2-fold that of the general population (95% CI : 3.6-7.3 ; 35 deaths observed, 6.7 expected ; P<. 0001).

    By Cox regression analysis, survival was independently predicted by young age, absence of cirrhosis at baseline, and sustained normalization of aminotransferases during follow-up. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Chronique, Etude cohorte, Base donnée, Exploration clinique, Long terme, Evolution, Arbre décision, Evaluation, Pronostic, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Statistique, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Chronic, Cohort study, Database, Clinical investigation, Long term, Evolution, Decision tree, Evaluation, Prognosis, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Statistics, Public health organization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0431673

    Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 22/03/2000.