Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses in ?-thalassemia Major Patient in AD-Diwanya province, Iraq

Authors

  • Hassan Raji Jallab1 , Zahraa Muayad Eesa1

Keywords:

prevalence; hepatitis; thalassemia; major

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Hassan Raji Jallab1 , Zahraa Muayad Eesa1

1Family medicine specialty, College of Medicine/ University of Al-Qadisiyah

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Hassan Raji Jallab1 , Zahraa Muayad Eesa1. (2020). Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses in ?-thalassemia Major Patient in AD-Diwanya province, Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 1245-1249. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/247