TITLE

Association of risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with hepatitis B virus infection: a meta-analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Zhenjia Qi; Hao Wang; Guangxun Gao
PUB. DATE
December 2015
SOURCE
International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Medicine;2015, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p22167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: A meta-analysis was carried out to systematically evaluate the correlation between hepatitis B virus (hepatitis B virus, HBV) infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL). Methods: We searched Medline, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, Chinese scientific journals full text databases and collected information about HBV infection and risk of NHL associated case-control studies. Two reviewers extracted useful information which were included in the study independently, and Revman 5.2 was used for meta-analysis. Results: A total of 24 studies were included in this research. Meta-analysis showed that among all of the included studies the heterogeneity were existed (I2 = 76%, P<0.05). With random effects model the OR was 2.39 (95% CI, 1.93-3.96), indicating infection rate in NHL patients with HBV was higher than that in the control group. Subgroup analysis according to ethnicity suggested that HBV infection were associated with NHL risk both in Asian (OR = 2.46, 95% CI: 2.01, 3.00, P<0.001) and Caucasian (OR = 2.15, 95% CI: 1.37, 3.37, P<0.001) population. Conclusion: HBV infection may increase the risk of NHL, but it still need a large number of experiments and epidemiological studies to verify.
ACCESSION #
112809986

 

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