Role of occult hepatitis B virus infection in chronic hepatitis C
Nicola Coppola, Lorenzo Onorato, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Margherita Macera, Salvatore Martini, Evangelista Sagnelli, Department of Mental Health and Public Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Second University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Division of Infectious Diseases, AORN Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano di Caserta, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Caterina Sagnelli, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Surgery “F. Magrassi e A. Lanzara”, Second University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
Author contributions: Coppola N, Onorato L, Pisaturo M, Macera M, Sagnelli C, Martini S and Sagnelli E made substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published.
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Received: April 15, 2015
Peer-review started: April 18, 2015
First decision: June 2, 2015
Revised: June 28, 2015
Accepted: September 14, 2015
Article in press: September 14, 2015
Published online: November 14, 2015