Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)-IgG Antibodies in Hospitalized Jaundiced Patients
Keywords:Enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis, HBC, HCV, HDV, HEV, EIA, ELISA
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.
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