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Hepatitis B/C virus co-infection in Iran: A seroepidemiological study

Semnani, S. and Roshandel, G. and Abdolahi, N. and Besharat, S. and Keshtkar, A.A. and Joshaghani, H. and Moradi, A. and Kalavi, K. and Jabbari, A. and Kabir, M.J. and Hosseini, S.A. and Sedaqat, S.M. and Danesh, A. and Roshandel, D. (2007) Hepatitis B/C virus co-infection in Iran: A seroepidemiological study. Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, 18 (1). pp. 20-21. ISSN 13004948 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background/aims: As hepatitis B and C virus have the same transmission routes, dual infection may occur. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HCV in HBsAg-positive subjects. Methods: 139 HBsAg-positive subjects were enrolled in the study. Serum samples were tested using ELISA method for anti-HCV antibodies. Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were used to compare the proportions. Results: There were 68 (48.9%) males and 71 (51.1%) females. The mean age was 41.89±11.30 years. One case was excluded because of inadequate blood sampling. Anti-HCV antibody was positive in 17 (12.3%) of the 138 remaining subjects. Seropositivity of HCV was similar between female and male patients (p=0.69). Conclusion: The seroprevalence of co-infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in our study was higher than such reports from some countries (Italy), but was in line with worldwide prevalence (>10%).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Turk. J. Gastroenterol. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 17450490 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Paramedicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Health Department, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shahid Nabavi Polyclinic, 4th Azar alley, 5th Azar street, Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Iran, hepatitis B surface antigen, adult, aged, article, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, female, hepatitis B, Hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C, Hepatitis C virus, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, seroepidemiology, seroprevalence, Adult, Aged, Antibodies, Viral, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Female, Hepacivirus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C, Humans, Iran, Male, Middle Aged, Sampling Studies, Seroepidemiologic Studies
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 08:34
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 07:50
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2354

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