Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses in ?-thalassemia Major Patient in AD-Diwanya province, Iraq
Keywords:prevalence; hepatitis; thalassemia; major
Background: transmition of infectious agent is still the most common cause of death and disability related to blood transfusion.
Objective: to estimate the prevalence of HBV and HCV in beta thalassemic major patients in Ad-Diwayah governorate.
Method: The current study is a retrospective cross sectional study involving sample of 80 thalassemic major patients who regularly visit thalassemia center in Ad-diwuryah for treatment, data that required in the study had been collected from patients, their guardians and from the records.
Results: The prevalence rate of HBV was 2.5% (l male and 1 Female ) which was significantly associated with family history of hepatitis ; while the prevalence rate of HCV was 3.8% (1male and 2 female) which was significantly associated with age and family history of hepatitis.
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