PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B INFECTION IN A TERTIARY CARE HOPITAL IN PUNE

Dr. Nilakshi Gupta, Bharati Dalal, Dr. K. K. Lahiri

Abstract


Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection continues to be a serious public health problem globally and studying the prevalence of HBV infection in a geographical area will help in assessing magnitude of the problem. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a strong indicator of true HBV infection rate in the community.

Methods: Detection of HBsAg was performed by CMIA and Immunochromatography 17500 sera samples were tested over a period of 1 year.

Result: Out of 17500 samples, 284 (1.62%) were positive for HBsAg. Positivity was more among males 180 (63.38 %) than females 104 (36.61 %) and the most common age group >60 years (24.29%)

Conclusion: The study helps to know the magnitude of viral transmission in the community & to know the at risk age groups. Seroprevalence of HBsAg is 1.62% which is in accordance with WHO and falls into intermediate zone of HBsAg prevalence

Keywords


Hep B, Seroprevalence

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