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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2007 February;166(1):31-6

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Immigration and HBV in italy: actuality and future prospectives

Palumbo E., Scotto G., Cibelli D. C., Saracino A., Angarano G.

Clinica Malattie Infettive, Università degli Studi di Foggia, Foggia


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This work evidences that with migratory phenomena many people arrive in our country and many of them come by areas, particularly sub-saharian Africa, endemic for HBV infection. This could be determine an increment in prevalence of this infection in our area. The most part of subjects could be infected by a non-D genotype (genotype D is the prevalent in Italy) characterized by a different natural history and response to antiviral therapies with the necessity of a different clinical and therapeutic approach.

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