Hepatitis C prevalence in Thalassemic children in Shahrekord

Basirat nia, Mitra. and Hoseini Asl, Mohammad kazem. and Avijgan, Majid. and Heidarian, Fatemeh. (2000) Hepatitis C prevalence in Thalassemic children in Shahrekord. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 1 (4).

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Abstract

This study was carried out in 113 Thalassemic children to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis C. Anti-HCV (Anti-hepatitis C virus) and ALT (Alanine aminotransferase) tests were carried out on the whole sample. Those who were positive for anti-HCV test were also confirmed by RIBA (Recombinant immunoblot assay). The results showed that the prevalence of Hepatitis C virus was 23%, from which 57.6% were male. There was a significant link between the factors of age, number of received blood units and the level of ALT on one hand, and Hepatitis C virus infection on the other hand (P<0.01). Therefore, we are confronted to quite a high HCV infected cases, which highlights the urgent need for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis C, Thalassemia
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 05:10
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5534

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