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  1. Incidence and risk factors of acute Delta hepatitis in Italy : results from a national surveillance system.

    Article - En anglais

    The incidence of hepatitis Delta virus in the general Italian population was estimated by a specific surveillance system for acute viral hepatitis over the period 1987-1992.

    The hepatitis Delta virus incidence rate declined from 3.1/1 000 000 inhabitants in 1987 to 1.2/1 000 000 in 1992.

    Males predominated (83.8% of cases) ; the sex ratio was 5.2. Only 2.5% of cases occurred in subjects younger than 15 years.

    There were 119 (49.4%) coinfections of Delta and B hepatitis and 122 (50.6%) Delta superinfections in chronic HBsAg carriers.

    Jaundice was present in 83.6% of cases.

    The hospitalization rate was 97.5% ; median stay in hospital was 25 days.

    (range 1-98 days).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale delta, Virose, Infection, Italie, Europe, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Facteur risque, Homme, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis delta, Viral disease, Infection, Italy, Europe, Epidemiology, Incidence, Risk factor, Human, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases

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

    Cote : 95-0144522

    Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.