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Prevalence of hepatitis D virus infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Hepatitis D virus (also known as hepatitis delta virus) can establish a persistent infection in people with chronic hepatitis B, leading to accelerated progression of liver disease. In sub-Saharan Africa, where HBsAg prevalence is higher than 8%, hepatitis D virus might represent an important additive cause of chronic liver disease. We aimed to establish the prevalence of hepatitis D virus among HBsAg-positive populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s2214-109x(17)30298-x

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Harris Manchester College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Global Health Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
10
Pages:
e992-e1003
Publication date:
2017-09-05
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EISSN:
2214-109X
Pubs id:
pubs:730649
URN:
uri:f24214c7-13d1-4059-a062-5603c4a672d8
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uuid:f24214c7-13d1-4059-a062-5603c4a672d8
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pubs:730649
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English
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