• Hepatitis delta in patients with resolved hepatitis B virus infection 

      Aguilera, Antonio; Rodríguez-Calviño, Javier; Mendoza, Carmen de; Soriano, Vicente (1) (European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 09/2018)
      Background The hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of chronic viral hepatitis. As HDV replication requires hepatitis B virus (HBV), HDV screening is limited to HBsAg+ carriers. To date, individuals ...
    • HIV co-infection in HTLV-1 carriers in Spain 

      Mendoza, Carmen de; Caballero, Estrella; Aguilera, Antonio; Benito, Rafael; Maciá, Dolores; García-Costa, Juan; Soriano, Vicente (1); Corral, Octavio Jorge (1); Gómez-Gallego, Felix (1); ...et al.; Morano, Luis (Virus Research, 06/2019)
      Background: Human retroviruses HIV and HTLV share transmission routes. HIV widely spread in Spain during the 80 s through injection drug use and sex, and nowadays HIV rates in Spain account for one of the largest in Europe. ...
    • Hospital admissions in individuals with HTLV-1 infection in Spain 

      Ramos, José M.; Mendoza, Carmen de; Aguilera, Antonio; Barreiro, Pablo; Benito, Rafael; Eirós, José M.; Soriano, Vicente (1) (AIDS, 06/2020)
      OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical burden and disease spectrum, as well as time trends for human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and HTLV type 2 (HTLV-2) hospital admissions. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study ...
    • Occult hepatitis B and HIV infection 

      Soriano, Vicente (1); Aguilera, Antonio; González, Rocío; Gómez-Gallego, Felix (1); Barea, Luisa; Treviño, Mercedes; Corral, Octavio Jorge (1) (European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 11/2019)
      Introduction Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, so-called occult B infection (OBI), is defined by the recognition of HBV-DNA in the absence of serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). The HBV-DNA genome in OBI is ...
    • Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis delta in patients with chronic hepatitis B in Spain 

      Aguilera, Antonio; Trastoy, Rocío; Rodríguez-Calviño, Javier; Manso, Tamara; Mendoza, Carmen de; Soriano, Vicente (1) (European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 09/2018)
      Background Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a defective agent that only replicates in the presence of the hepatitis B virus. Accordingly, HDV acquisition may occur as superinfection of HBsAg+ carriers or following acute dual ...
    • Should HIV Patients be concerned about Occult Hepatitis B? 

      Aguilera, Antonio; Soriano, Vicente (1) (AIDS Reviews, 10/2018)
      In HIV disease, infection is universally followed by chronification, and therefore, recognition of anti-HIV antibodies always reflects HIV persistence.