Etiology of acute sporadic hepatitis in adults in Senegal and Tunisia

Scand J Infect Dis. 1995;27(1):9-11. doi: 10.3109/00365549509018964.

Abstract

Markers for acute hepatitis A, B, C and E virus infections were examined in the sera of 72 patients suffering from acute hepatitis in Senegal and Tunisia. Hepatitis B was responsible for 36% and hepatitis C for 21% of the cases. Acute hepatitis A was not diagnosed. HEV infection was not observed in Senegal and represents only 4% of the acute hepatitis cases in Tunisia.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Hepatitis A / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis Antibodies / blood*
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigens / blood
  • Hepatitis C / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis E / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human / epidemiology*
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human / virology
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin M / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Senegal / epidemiology
  • Tunisia / epidemiology

Substances

  • Hepatitis Antibodies
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
  • Immunoglobulin M