Positive viral markers of hepatitis B+C in patients admitted in medical ward for different diseases

Authors

  • Fatima Mehboob
  • Shahroona Masud
  • Hafiz Muhammad Yar Malik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v12i2.905

Keywords:

Hepacivirus. Retrospective Study. Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C Antibodies. Hepatitis B. Viral Markers. Hospitals. Hepatitis Antibodies. Hepatitis B Antibodies.

Abstract

Background:-A retrospective observational study held in Medical Ward of Sheikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan. Object: To look for positive viral markers of Hepatitis B+C as a coincidental finding in patients admitted in Medical Ward for diseases other than the acute or chronic liver problem. Methods: The investigation record of patients admitted from 1st January to 30th April 2006 was thoroughly analyzed and picked up those cases which were incidentally discovered as HBs Ag and anti HCV positive. Results: Patients were categorized as HCV +ve, HBs Ag +ve both +ve and both negative and their significance was determined by SPSS. Conclusion: Coincidence of Hepatitis B and C in admitted cases indicates that the problem is widespread in the community and the screening facilities must be provided at lower levels to start timely management.

Published

2016-03-31

How to Cite

Mehboob, F., Masud, S., & Yar Malik, H. M. (2016). Positive viral markers of hepatitis B+C in patients admitted in medical ward for different diseases. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v12i2.905

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