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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1279-1284
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.156


Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital at Chamarajanagar, Karnataka
Trupti B. Naik, J.V. Sathish* and Mita D. Wadekar
Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection continues to be a serious public health problem globally. The study on its prevalence helps in estimating the magnitude of the problem in a community and identifies potential high risk groups. A hospital based study on seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) gives an indirect estimate of disease burden in the community besides being useful in proper allocation of available resources at the hospital. To estimate seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen among patients at the study setting. A hospital based cross sectional study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka. Secondary data maintained in the microbiology laboratory registers of patients tested for HBsAg by one step rapid immunochromatographic method from January 2016 to August 2017were included for analysis. Statistical analysis was done using Microsoft office excel 2010. A total of 6905 patients tested over a period of one year and eight months from January 2016 to August 2017. Seroprevalence rate in the present study was 39 (0.56%). Majority of them were males i.e. 22 (56.41%) and were in the age group of 21-40 years. i.e. 24 (61.53%).The present study demonstrates predominance of HBV infection in economically productive groups, highlighting the need to formulate strategies for its control and prevention.


Keywords: Hepatitis B surface antigen, Immunochromato graphic assays, Seroprevalence
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Trupti B. Naik, J.V. Sathish and Mita D. Wadekar. 2018. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital at Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1279-1284. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.156