2016
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0315-2015
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Clinical, demographic, and epidemiologic characteristics of hepatitis B virus-infected patients at a tertiary public hospital in Presidente Prudente, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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“…[19] In the western region, all inmates diagnosed with HIV are treated and are followed by specialists in reference centers in Presidente Prudente. [20-21] Prevalence of 1.8% was detected in a prison in São Paulo state. [7] In a prospective study of 3,362 inmates from 12 prisons in the central-west region of Brazil in 2013, a prevalence of 1.6% was found.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…[19] In the western region, all inmates diagnosed with HIV are treated and are followed by specialists in reference centers in Presidente Prudente. [20-21] Prevalence of 1.8% was detected in a prison in São Paulo state. [7] In a prospective study of 3,362 inmates from 12 prisons in the central-west region of Brazil in 2013, a prevalence of 1.6% was found.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The average lethality rate for the entire country was 6.5% in 2000-2010 [28-29]. The importance of tertiary hospitals in Brazil in the context of SUS is overwhelming with regard to both short hospital stay and low lethality rates [7,9]. The classic signs and symptoms of the disease worldwide (discrete splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, fever, and pallor) were present in almost all the infants [1,2].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Tertiary public hospitals play a key role in the Unified Public Health System (SUS) throughout Brazil. They support smaller hospitals and perform more complex treatment procedures [7,9]. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and spatial distribution of VL in children referred to a public tertiary hospital located in the western region of São Paulo state, an emerging focus of VL in Brazil.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In 2019, the estimated population was 228,743 inhabitants (IBGE) [ 13 ]. The Regional Hospital of Presidente Prudente (RH), located in Presidente Prudente, is a 550-bed tertiary-care public university hospital providing care for SUS patients, and since 2000, it has been a reference center for the diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis caused by HBV and HCV [ 14 ]. From January 2000 to December 2013, a percentage of patients diagnosed with chronic HCV in municipalities of RHAN11 were referred to the infectious disease’s outpatient clinics of RH and others were diagnosed and treated in settings such as private clinics and public health care centers.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%