Serological prevalence of hepatitis viruses in blood samples obtained from donors in blood bank of Al-Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital: Case control study
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1905-1908
  • Published Online: 30 Jun 2020
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The aim of the current study was to estimate the prevalence of various forms of viral hepatitis in blood samples obtained from blood donors at the blood bank of Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital in the mid-Euphrates region of Iraq. The current case control study was carried out in the blood bank of Al-Diwaniyah teaching hospital at Al-Diwaniyah province, Iraq. The study started on January the 3rd 2019 and ended on February the 15th 2020. During this period we were able to identify 30 samples of blood which were positive for one or more of the known hepatitis viruses. Samples were obtained from donors when they visit the bank for propose of blood donation. Positive results were then collected and data of those positive cases such as age, gender, residency, level of education and socioeconomic status were obtained from the provided cases sheets. In addition, 30 negative records were included to serve as a control group. The most frequent virus was HBV which was detected in 28 out 35 cases (80.0 %) followed by HAV which was detected in 3 patients only (8.6 %). Hepatitis C virus was seen in 2 cases (5.7 %), HEV was detected in a single case and HGV was also detected in a single case.


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