Paper Information

Journal:   PAYESH   JULY 2004 , Volume 3 , Number 3; Page(s) 237 To 243.
 
Paper: 

A SURVEY OF THE FREQUENCY OF HBSAG+ STATUS IN PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING HEALTH CENTERS IN AHWAZ

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMAD JAFFARI R.*, VAZIRI ESFARJANI SH., SOORANI YAN-CHESHMEH A., SAADATI N.
 
* Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Objective(s): To estimate a frequency of HBsAg prevalence by a simple sampling method on 120 pregnant women attending health centers in Ahwaz city between March and December 1998.

Methods: The data were collected through a questionnaire and interviews (as a supplementary tool) accompanied with laboratories results.

Results: The results showed that 2 out of 120 specimens were HBsAg positive with no evidence of HBe Ag.

Conclusion: The high prevalence of chronic Hepatitis B carriers, support a generalized screening of all pregnant women for HBsAg.

 

 
Keyword(s): HBSAG (HEPATITIS B ANTIGEN), HBEAG, PREGNANT WOMEN, AHWAZ
 
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