The changing epidemiology of acute type B hepatitis: Results of an 11-year prospective study in padua (Northern Italy)

F. Bortolotti, N. Noventa, P. Cadrobbi, C. Crivellaro, F. Menenghetti, M. Carretta, A. Stivanello, A. De Rossi

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Abstract

The epidemiological pattern of acute type B hepatitis has been investigated in 1,107 consecutive patients during an 11-year prospective study conducted in Padua (Northern Italy) between 1978 and 1988. Remarkable changes were observed: 1) the attack rate of the disease increased significantly (p5 inhabitants) and 1982 (29/105 inhabitants), particularly in male subjects and in the 15-19-year age group. The proportion of drug addicts also increased from 8.8 to 42% (p5 inhabitants). The proportion of drug addicts decreased significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-368
Number of pages5
JournalInfection
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1989

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Bortolotti, F., Noventa, N., Cadrobbi, P., Crivellaro, C., Menenghetti, F., Carretta, M., Stivanello, A., & De Rossi, A. (1989). The changing epidemiology of acute type B hepatitis: Results of an 11-year prospective study in padua (Northern Italy). Infection, 17(6), 364-368. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01645546