Screening for anti HCV
Keywords:Hepatitis C Antibodies. Hepatitis C. Hepacivirus. Hospital. Blood Donors. Immunoblotting. Hepatitis Antibodies. RNA, Viral. Seroepidemiologic Studies.
Purpose of this study is to evaluate the different indications for screening for Anti HCV. This study was carried out in outdoor and indoor department of North Medical Ward of Mayo Hospital, Lahore. This is a non-interventional observational study. Two hundred patients ELISA proved HCV infection were evaluated to find out what were the different circumstances or symptomatology when tests for HCV infection were advised. So that a screening strategy can be formed. As hepatitis C virus infection has varied presentation and clinical features, the general practitioners, physicians, dermatologists and psychiatrists should be conscious about it an advise for Anti HCV detection whenever it is suspected. Screening of the early cases is beneficial both for the patients and its relatives.
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