To Study the Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Cirrhotic Patients

Authors

  • F SHAFI
  • S AKRAM
  • S KAUSAR
  • HU BANNA

Keywords:

Hepatitis C, cirrhosis, risk factors

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate predisposing risk factors for the development of hepatitis C in cirrhotic patients who tested positive for Hepatitis C. Twenty three cirrhotic patients who tested positive for hepatitis C were included in the study. All were questions about possible risk factors resulting in infection with Hepatitis C. 4 patients (17.3%) gave a history of previous blood transfusion, 5 (20.8%) had a previous history of jaundice, 5 (20.8%) had a history of needle stick injury in the past. No patient gave a history of surgery and no history of contact with a jaundiced patient was available. 1 patients (4.35%) who also gave history previous blood transfusion, gave a history of contact with multiple partners In 9 cases (39.1%) no cause could be established. This shows that in a significant number of cases the mode of transmission of Hepatitis C stall remains a grey are.

Published

2017-12-18

How to Cite

SHAFI, F., AKRAM, S., KAUSAR, S., & BANNA, H. (2017). To Study the Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Cirrhotic Patients. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 6(2). Retrieved from https://annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/2071

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