Study Attributes Elevated Liver Enzymes in HIV/hepatitis to Coinfection Rather Than Antiretrovirals
Many HIV/hepatitis coinfected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) experience liver enzyme elevation (LEE), and for that reason,// caution is generally advised when prescribing ART in this population. Results from the ICoNA (Italian Cohort of Na?ve for Antiretrovirals) study indicate that co...
New studies examine elimination of hepatitis B and C
...nue to explore potential therapies and the immune system response to the diseases.
The first new study sheds light on the immunological response to coinfection
with HBV and HCV. Researchers led by Evangelista Sagnelli of Naples, Italy, report that for patients with chronic HCV, HBV superinfection can lead to ...
Why Are Some Veterans Who Are Coinfected With Hepatitis C and HIV More Likely to Be Treated for HCV Than Others?
...a very large cohort (N=7,103) of
patients with laboratory confirmed HCV-HIV coinfection
(maybe one of the
largest ever examined) that is very representative of VA ...cautions, "It is difficult to draw conclusions to all
patients with HCV-HIV coinfection
because the VA cohort tends to be
predominately male and relatively low inc...
Regular marijuana use increases risk of hepatitis C-related liver damage
...ed cannabis (57.1 percent versus 8.79 percent), and more likely to have HIV coinfection
(39.3 percent versus 18.2 percent).
The prevalence of cannabis use amon...s form of viral hepatitis may lead to cirrhosis, or scarring, of the liver. coinfection
of hepatitis C in patients who are HIV positive is common; about one quarte...
New Cause of Chronic Liver Disease Identified in HIV-positive Patients
...r disease is an important cause of illness and death amongst HIV-positive individuals. The main causes of chronic liver disease in people with HIV are coinfection
with hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus; illict drug or alcohol use; insulin resistance; or medication side-effects.
In some patients, the cause ...
Most Of The Ear Infections Entertain Both Bacteria And Viruses
..., MD, PhD, from the Turku University Hospital in Finland and lead author of the study, "the major finding of the study is that acute otitis media is a coinfection
of bacteria and viruses in the great majority of children. This is actually logical since acute otitis media is virtually always connected to viral re...
Defective interfering particle
... part or all of their genome . Because of these deletions in their genome, DIPs cannot sustain an infection by themselves. Instead, they depend on coinfection
with a suitable helper virus. The helper virus provides the gene functions that are absent from the DIPs.
Family Parvoviridae - e.g. Parvovirus B19 (most depend on coinfection
with adenoviruses for growth)
Anellovirus ; type species: Torque teno virus
Group III - d...