Seropositivity and pattern of viral hepatitis in clinically suspected cases of hepatitis in Dhaka city

Authors

  • Md. Tahminur Rahman Department of Pathology and Immunology, Bangladesh Institute of Health Science, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rosy Sultana Department of Pathology and Immunology, Bangladesh Institute of Health Science, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sohel Reza Chowdhury Department of Epidemiology and Research, National Heart Foundation, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v33i3.1142

Keywords:

seropositivity, viral hepatitis

Abstract

An attempt was made to see the seropositivity and pattern of four common hepatotrophic viruses (HBV, HCV, HEV, HAV) in patients suspected to have been suffering from viral hepatitis. Blood samples from 2,995 cases of suspected HBV infection, 331 from HCV, 155 from HEV and 24 from HAV were tested for these viral markers. Of these a total of 245 (8.1%) were positive for HBsAg, 18 (5.4%) for HCV, 87 (56.1%) for HEV and 8 (33.3%) were positive for HAV infection. The predominant age group affected in HBV is 25-40 years, for HCV >61 years, HEV 26-50 years and HAV under 11 years. Seropositivity for HBsAg was statistically higher (near double) in males than females (p<0.05). HCV showed more seropositivity in males than females. HEV showed slight male preponderance and for HAV the female showed preponderance. The seropositivity rate was higher in Bangladesh in comparison to other developed and developing countries.

DOI = 10.3329/bmrcb.v33i3.1142

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2007; 33: 103-106

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Published

2010-09-15

How to Cite

Rahman, M. T., Sultana, R., & Chowdhury, S. R. (2010). Seropositivity and pattern of viral hepatitis in clinically suspected cases of hepatitis in Dhaka city. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 33(3), 103–106. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v33i3.1142

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