PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND C AMONG THE PATIENTS PRESENTING IN OUTDOOR DEPARTMENT

  1. DR. NAYAB GULL, CHILDREN HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
  2. DR. ZULNASH EJAZ, RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY RAWALPINDI
  3. DR. KAINAT, BAHAWAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR

Corresponding Author: Dr. Nayab Gull, Children hospital Faisalabad, nayab.gull.92@gmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3976265
Cite this article as: Gull N, Ejaz Z, Kainat. Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C among the patients presenting in outdoor department. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(7). 222-29

ABSTRACT: Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). . Hepatitis C virus is predominantly a blood-borne virus, with very low risk of sexual or vertical transmission. These are major global health problems. This observational study was conducted in outdoor department of different hospitals. All the patients presenting with any kind of disease were subjected to the screening i.e. Hepatitis B and C screening. A total of 340 patients were included in this study. The mean age of the patients was 44.34±4.57 years with minimum age of 23 years and maximum age of 59 years. Out of 189 males, 46 males (13.53%) were suffering from Hepatitis B and 39 (11.47%) were suffering from Hepatitis C. Out of 151 females, 32 (9.41%) were suffering from Hepatitis B and 31 (9.11%) were suffering from Hepatitis C.

Keywords: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Outdoor Patients