International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in asymptomatic patients: An observational study


Serajuddin, Iqbal Aziz, Albina Shamsi, Shafeeq Ahmad Khan

Aim & objective: Viral hepatitis is a major global public health problem, potential of adverse sequelae, including hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is rapidly spreading in the developing countries including India, this study was design to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis b in asymptomatic patients admitted in jarahat (general surgery) ward, AKTCH, AMU, Aligarh, and to correlate the results with gender and ages of the study participants.

Material & methods: this observational study included asymptomatic patients of both genders and all ages, they admitted for problems other than hepatitis b and most of them scheduled for general surgical procedure. They were tested for hepatitis b virus (HBV) by kit method, positive samples for hepatitis b referred to tertiary care Centre.

Results: a total of 986 patients were admitted and tested for hepatitis b virus (HBV) by kit method, nearly 2.33% cases were found to be positive, hepatitis b was found in 13 (1.31%) male and 11(1.11%) female, however, the prevalence rate appeared higher in males than in females, hepatitis b positive cases referred to tertiary care Centre.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that there is needed to adopt organized preventive strategies to overcome this problem and also design a HBV awareness program to help reduce the infection so, therefore HBV vaccination should include in the routine immunization programme.
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Serajuddin, Iqbal Aziz, Albina Shamsi, Shafeeq Ahmad Khan. Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in asymptomatic patients: An observational study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 12-14
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