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Volume 23

January - March 2007

Number 1


 

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Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and C among the healthy
blood donors at Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi

Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhary1, Samiullah2, Shah Sattar Khan3,
Rehan Masood4, Muhammad Asif Sardar5, Ashraf Ali Mallhi6

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To find out the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and C virus among the healthy blood donors at Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi.

Study design: A prospective observational study

Place and duration of study: From April 2005 to September 2005 at Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi.

Subjects and Methods: All healthy blood donors reporting to blood bank were screened for Hepatitis B and C.

Results: Total number of 1428 donors were screened, among them 97.05% were males. Prevalence of Hepatitis B was 2.45% with a male predominance of 2.38%. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C was 2.52% with male predominance of 2.52%.

Conclusion: Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C is not uncommon in our country. Transfusion of contaminated blood is one of the important cause of its spread. To control its further spread public awareness and health education programs and selection of healthy blood donors should be done.

KEY WORDS: Hepatitis B & C, Healthy blood donors.

Pak J Med Sci January - March 2007 Vol. 23 No.1  64-67


1. Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhary FCPS
Assistant Professor Surgery
2. Dr. Samiullah FCPS
Assistant Professor Surgery
3. Dr. Shah Sattar Khan FCPS
Assistant Professor Medicine
Railway Hospital,
Rawalpindi.
4. Dr. Rehan Masood FCPS
Assistant Professor Surgery
5. Dr. Muhammad Asif Sardar
Medical Officer
6. Maj Gen (Retd) Prof. Ashraf Ali Mallhi FCPS, FRCS
Head of Deptt of Surgery

1,5: Fauji Foundation Hospital,
Rawalpindi Pakistan.

2,4&6: Foundation University Medical College,
Rawalpindi Pakistan.

Correspondence:
Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhary,
Bungalow 14, Fauji Foundation Hospital,
Jehlum Road,
Rawalpindi Pakistan.
E-Mail: surgish2000@yahoo.com

* Received for Publication: February 2, 2006
* Accepted: May 26, 2006



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