Anti-HCV Positivity in Anicteric Individuals with Raised Serum Transaminases.

Authors

  • M TAHIR
  • M ASLAM
  • R HAFEEZ
  • S AMAN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v7i4.1917

Keywords:

HCV, ALT, AST.

Abstract

To document the prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies, 104 anicteric cases referred by clinicians with vague signs and symptoms and 2 to 3 fold rise of serum transaminases were analysed for anti-HCV antibodies. The clinical presentation in these cases indicated that it is a disease of mild severity with fatigue (86.54%), anorexia (41.35%), and nausea (13.46%). Serum alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) rise upto twice the upper normal limit (UNL) was present in 82 (78.85%) and in 79 (75.96%) cases respectively. 20 (19.23%) and 25 (24.04%) individuals had an elevation of ALT and AST upto thrice the UNL. Serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase were normal in most cases. Anti-HCV antibodies were analysed using the ELISA technique (by ABBOTT). Anti-HCV positivity was observed in 45 (43.27%) of the total cases.

 

Published

2017-11-04

How to Cite

TAHIR, M., ASLAM, M., HAFEEZ, R., & AMAN, S. (2017). Anti-HCV Positivity in Anicteric Individuals with Raised Serum Transaminases. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v7i4.1917

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