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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 992-996

Seroprevalence of Anti HCV Antibodies in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Tumkuru, India
T.V. Parimala*
Department of Microbiology, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, NH4, Sira road, Tumkuru, India
*Corresponding author

Hepatitis C virus is a hepatotrophic virus and is the leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This retrospective study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of anti HCV antibodies in a tertiary care hospital, Tumkuru, India. A total of 2093 serum samples  were tested for detection of anti HCV antibodies using commercially available kit during a  period from April 2015-March 2016.Anti HCV reactivity was highest in the age group  51-60(45.45%) and more significant in females (54.54%). Most cases were detected during  routine screening of patients before surgery. The seroprevalence rate was 0.52 in the present study. Stringent measures like screening of blood samples for HCV infection need to be adapted to prevent transmission of Hepatitis C.

Keywords: Hepatitis, HCV, Seroprevalence, anti HCV antibody, Tertiary care hospital

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Parimala, T.V., 2016. Seroprevalence of Anti HCV Antibodies in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Tumkuru, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 992-996. doi:
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