Coinfection of chronic hepatitis B and fasciolosis


DEMIRCI M., ISLER M., Aridogan B., SENOL A., KORKMAZ M.

INFECTION, vol.32, no.1, pp.54-56, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s15010-003-3205-3
  • Journal Name: INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-56
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Chronic hepatitis B and fasciolosis are associated with the induction of T-cell responses polarized to the Th2 subtype. Interferon-alpha enhances innate immunity as well as Th1 immune response. We present a male patient with chronic hepatitis B and fasciolosis who responded to chronic hepatitis treatment with hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine, interferon-alpha-2b and Lamivudine.