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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 1023-1029
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.510.108


Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Anti-hepatitis C Virus Antibody in a Hospital-Based Population in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Payal Mathur, Priyanka Soni Gupta*, Ranveer Singh, Geeta Parihar and Priyam Sharma
Department of Microbiology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Associated group of Hospitals, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Viral hepatitis is a serious public health problem, globally affecting billions of people. A tertiary care hospital in Rajasthan catering to the needs of a large segment of population represents an important center for serological surveys. Limited data is available, at Rajasthan state level, on the seroprevalence of these blood borne pathogens.  Serum samples collected over a period of 12 months from January 2015 to December 2015, of patients attending OPDs and admitted to various IPDs of J.L.N.Hospital, Ajmer, were subjected within the hospital-based lab for the detection of HBsAg and anti-HCV Ab using rapid card tests. The seroprevalence was then estimated for both the sexes and different age groups. The seroprevalence of HBsAg was found to be 0.94% and of anti-HCV Ab as 0.17%. The 31-40 age group was affected the most. Males were affected more than females. The study will help in better utilization of public funds for tackling serious public health problems. The regular surveillance & determination of magnitude of seroprevalence of viral transmission in the community is important for its prevention and control. The study throws light on the seroprevalence of these viral infections in the state of Rajasthan and provides a reference for future studies.


Keywords: Hepatitis, seroprevalence, Age wise,anti-HCV Ab, HBsAg
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Payal Mathur, Priyanka Soni Gupta, Ranveer Singh, Geeta Parihar and Priyam Sharma. 2016. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Anti-hepatitis C Virus Antibody in a Hospital-Based Population in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 1023-1029. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.510.108