Survey the hepatitis B serologic markers in patients referred to the clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences

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Alisha Akya 1 , Mehrdad Khodadoost 2 , * , Farzaneh Mohebi 3 , Milad Dehghani 4 , Maryam Amighi 5

1 Nosocomial Infection Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Andorra

2 Abadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadan, Iran 3. Clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Faculty of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Akya A , Khodadoost M , Mohebi F, Dehghani M , Amighi M . Survey the hepatitis B serologic markers in patients referred to the clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2016 ; 5(1):e81441.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 5 (1); e81441
Published Online: April 10, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 11, 2015
Accepted: February 19, 2016

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Abstract

Introduction: Despite an effective vaccine against hepatitis B (HBV), infection with this virus is still one of the most common community-acquired infections. HBV infection is usually diagnosed using serological and virological parameters. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B serologic markers in patients referred to the clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences during 2011-2012.

Methods: Blood was obtained from 3561patients and centrifuged. Blood serum was separated and kept at -20 °C until testing. The antigen and antibodies of hepatitis B virus were examined using ELISA method.

Results: A total of 3561 persons were tested for HBsAg and the prevalence of hepatitis B was 3.08% for this population. The highest rate of HBsAg (60.9%) was for 40-21 year old and the lowest (0%) was in children under 10 years. In this study, 167 patients (4.5%) were tested for HbsAb. Of them 105 (63%) cases were positive which consisted of 57 (54.28%) women and 48 (45.71%) men. 

Conclusion: The prevalence of HBV infection in the elderly and middle-aged  people was more than youngers. It seems thah the prevalence of HBV infection after the national vaccination program for hepatitis B in children and adolescents has decreased in the community.

Keywords

Hepatitis B Serological markers HBsAg

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