Hepatitis C among families of Thalassemic patients suffering from Hepatitis C in Shahrekord, 1999

Basirat nia, M. (2001) Hepatitis C among families of Thalassemic patients suffering from Hepatitis C in Shahrekord, 1999. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 3 (3).

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Abstract

Considering the high prevalence of Hepatitis C and its undetermined routes of transmission in 35% of the cases, this survey was performed to find the rate of intrafamilial transmission among the families of Thalassemic patients suffering from Hepatitis C in Shahrekord, 1999. The tests of ALT and anti-HCV antibody were carried out in 136 persons from 25 Thalassemic families at two phases of 6 months apart. The average age of the sample was 22.4±14.3 and 51.5% were female. Five persons had contact with the patient’s needle (Needle stick). No rise in ALT was seen and all of the cases were anti-HCV negative. Also, no case of Hepatitis C was found among the families of Thalassemic patients. In conclusion, intrafamilial transmission was not detected but due to its possibility and since a great number of patients has no other risk factor, this transmission rout could not be ignored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis, Thalassemia, Intrafamilial transmission
Subjects: WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
WI Digestive System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 06:12
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 06:12
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5677

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