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Prevalence of HCV Infection among Patients of Medical College in NCR, Meerut, India

Dr. Prachee Singh

Abstract: Background Hepatitis C virus is a small, enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that causes hepatocellular carcinoma and lymphomas. Aim of study- To study the spectrum of presentation of HCV infection in the patients brought in the Medical college Hospital for a period of three months. Methods- A cross sectional study of 200 blood samples with no known history of hemodialysis, blood transfusion or needle injury brought for Testing HCV in a period of three months. Their serum is tested for HCV Abs by rapid immunochromatography, Enzyme Linked ImunoSorbent Assay (ELISA). Results- Out of 200 samples , 56 of male (28%) and 144 (72%) of female patients were screened. 14 samples of patients were detected positive ( 07%) .05 male patients (8.92% ), 09 female patients ( 6.25%) found positive . 100% patient from ICU was positive. 28.57% from Medicine department, 17.39% from Surgery, 10.52% from Gynecology department , 2.44% from OPD were detected positive for HCV. The patients from Ortho, Pediatrics and ENT were found Non -Reactive to the HCV test. Conclusions- 14 ( 7%) patients samples were found positive to HCV , higher than that of earlier studies. Age group of 21- 40 years were found worst affected in the study (71.42%). The present study clearly indicates that a preventive screening of population at large in a well-defined manner is required in India.

Keywords: Hepatitis C virus (HCV), CDC (Center for Disease Control), ELISA(enzyme-linked ImunoSorbent assay)

Country: India, Subject Area: Medical Microbiology

Pages: 324 - 327

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

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Dr. Prachee Singh, "Prevalence of HCV Infection among Patients of Medical College in NCR, Meerut, India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019, 324 - 327

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