Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)-IgG Antibodies in Hospitalized Jaundiced Patients

Authors

  • Z TAHIR
  • M ASLAM
  • S AMAN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v7i2.1834

Keywords:

Enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis, HBC, HCV, HDV, HEV, EIA, ELISA

Abstract

In this study, 100 sera of hospitalized jaundiced patients were assayed for the presence of HEV-lgG antibody by enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Twenty two patients were found to be positive for HEV-IgG antibodies showing overall prevalence of 22%. Most of the patients with HEV-IgG seropositivity were in the age group of 40-59 years showing positive reactivity of 26%. Neither sex distribution nor various occupational groups showed any significant difference (P>O05) in frequency of HEV-IgG antibodies.

Published

2017-10-09

How to Cite

TAHIR, Z., ASLAM, M., & AMAN, S. (2017). Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)-IgG Antibodies in Hospitalized Jaundiced Patients. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v7i2.1834

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