J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto Department of Medicine, Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Medical Library Services, Alameda Health System, Oakland Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA Tuberculosis Section, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Alameda County Public Health Department, San Leandro, CA.
Background: While patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and tuberculosis (TB) have similar risk factors, little is known regarding the prevalence of HBV and TB coinfection. We aim to evaluate the prevalence of HBV among patients with TB across world regions.
Methods: We systematically reviewed the literature using PubMed from inception through September 1, 2019, to identify studies that provided data to calculate HBV coinfection prevalence among adults with TB infection. Read More