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Journal:   HEPATITIS MONTHLY   JUNE 2016 , Volume 16 , Number 6; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
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PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND C VIRAL INFECTION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BRIEF REPORT)

 
 
Author(s):  AHMAD IRSHAD*
 
* ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES, KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS, DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA
 
Abstract: 

Background: Viral hepatitis during pregnancy is associated with a high risk of maternal complications. The virus has a high risk of vertical transmission and it has been reported as the leading cause of maternal death.
Objectives: To study the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viral infections among pregnant women in the Peshawar district of Pakistan.
Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional study took place between July 2013 and April 2014. A total of 10, 288 samples were collected from pregnant women living in different areas of the Peshawar district. The samples were centrifuged at a high speed in order to obtain a clear supernatant serum. All samples were screened for HBV and HCV using the immunochromato graphic technique.
Results: The overall prevalence of HBV was found to be 1.16%, although it varied throughout the study period. The highest prevalence of HBV (1.69%) was observed during January 2014. The overall prevalence of HCV infection among the pregnant women was observed to be 1.42%. The highest prevalence of HCV infection (2.22%) was found during March 2014.
Conclusions: The overall prevalence of HBV and HCV was 1.16% and 1.42%, respectively. The incidence of HCV infection among the pregnant women was higher than that of HBV infection.

 
Keyword(s): HBV, HCV, ICT, PREVALENCE
 
 
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AHMAD, I. (2016). PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND C VIRAL INFECTION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BRIEF REPORT). HEPATITIS MONTHLY, 16(6), 0-0. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510611



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AHMAD IRSHAD. PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND C VIRAL INFECTION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BRIEF REPORT). HEPATITIS MONTHLY. 2016 [cited 2021July25];16(6):0-0. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510611



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AHMAD, I., 2016. PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND C VIRAL INFECTION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BRIEF REPORT). HEPATITIS MONTHLY, [online] 16(6), pp.0-0. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510611.



 
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