Survey Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Hospital based Sero Diagnostic Study of Hepatitis B Virus in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Venkatesha D T | Gayathree L
Abstract: Background Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver most often caused by a viral infection 1. Of these viruses hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections account for a substantial proportion of liver diseases world wide. These viruses are responsible for liver damages ranging from minor disorders to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Objective To study the serodiagnosis of Hepatitis B virus in a tertiary care hospital. Material and Method The study group were the patients attending Sri Chamarajendra hospital, HIMS, Hassan Results, In our study we found that the average percentage of positivity is 2.50 %. It is the percentage which is seen in intermediate endemicity countries like India, South Asia, Eastern Europe, parts of Middle east and parts of South America. Conclusion Hepatitis B is well known for its carrier state and also produces chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Strict screening of all the blood donors, pregnant mothers, drug abusers, organ donors is very important in prevention of spread of hepatitis B.
Keywords: HBs Ag, HepatitisB, Screening, HCV, carrier
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 1015 - 1017
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