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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viral infections in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Tertiary care centre


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Author Details : Neha Goel*, Rupali Sharma, Ritu Agarwal

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 86-89


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Abstract

Background: Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are one of the two major viruses causing serious maternal and
fetal complications in all the pregnant women with high mother to child transmission rates causing a severe
disease burden on th society as well.
Aims: The study aimed at identifying the seroprevalence & sociodemographic factors associated with
HBV and HCV positive pregnant women.
Materials and Methods: A total of 9628 pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic of the institute
from a period of one year were screened for HCV and HBV infections through rapid kit followed by
confirmation with ELISA. Details were noted in a preset proforma and data thus analysed by SPSS
VERSION 10.
Result: Seroprevalence rate of HBV was found to be 0.72% and that of HCV was 1.25%. Most of them
were asymptomatic and unaware of the infection. The mean age of women with HBV infection was 27.89
and that of HCV was 25.7.
Majority of them were multiparous and belong to rural areas.
Conclusion: The prevalence of HCV is more than that of HBV among antenatal women.

Keywords: HCV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmmtd.2020.018

How to cite : Goel N , Sharma R, Agarwal R, Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viral infections in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Tertiary care centre. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2020;6(2):86-89

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