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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(11): 329-333
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.036


A Retrospective Study on Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen among Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, South India
T.V. Parimala*
Department of Microbiology, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, NH4, Sira road, Tumkuru, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Hepatitis B is a parentrally transmitted virus and is major public health problem world wide. A diagnosis of HBV infection usually made by detection of Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) in the serum. This retrospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen among patients in a Tertiary care hospital, Tumkuru, South India during a period from March 2015 – February 2016.A4135 serum samples were screened for testing of HBsAg in the serology section of Department of Microbiology during the study period. Samples were tested for HBsAg by Rapid ICT using commercially available kits. Seroprevalence of HBsAg was found to be 0.58%.This study showed higher prevalence in males (0.74%) compared to females (0.44%).It was also observed that prevalence is highest in (0.97%) age group 41-50 years. In our study prevalence was highest in the month of October and January (1%).In compare to other parts of India, the present study shows low prevalence of hepatitis B infection in Tumkuru, Karnataka, South India. Immunisation with Hepatitis B vaccine helps in reducing the hepatitis B infection.


Keywords: Hepatitis B,HBsAg,Seroprevalence,Immunisation.
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Parimala, T.V. 2016. A Retrospective Study on Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen among Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(11): 329-333. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.036