Prevalence of Hepatitis A virus in patients with acute Hepatitis at Aboozar Hospital of Ahwaz in 1376

Makvandi, M. and Shamsizadeh, A. and Bagheri, S.N. and Latifi, S.M. (2000) Prevalence of Hepatitis A virus in patients with acute Hepatitis at Aboozar Hospital of Ahwaz in 1376. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 3.

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History and Objectives: Due to prevalence of various types of viral hepatitis and the importance of its prevention and considering the different reports about the prevalence of type A hepatitis and lack of access to valid data in this region, in order to determine the prevalence of type A hepatitis this research was performed on three of fifteen years old patients with acute hepatitis who referred to Aboozar hospital of Ahwaz in 1376. Materials and Methods: This study was performed by descriptive method on 90 patients with clinical and laboratory findings of acute hepatitis. Anti-HAV IgM was measured in serum specimens by ELISA method. Patient�s age and sex and the prevalence of hepatitis A in the specimens were evaluated and the confidence interval of its true prevalence was estimated with 95 probability. Results: From the 90 patients with acute hepatitis, 84.4 had hepatitis A, its true prevalence in the society is estimated from at most 92 to at least 77. 61.8 of patients with hepatitis A were boys and the remaining 38.2 were girls. The highest prevalence rate of infection, 37.4 was observed among three to six years old children. The prevalence of disease decreases with increasing age. Conclusion: The prevalence of type A hepatitis is high in the population under study. Further research on defining the sources of transmission of infection in the region is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Immunology and Microbiology
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 02:50

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