شیوع عفونت هپاتیت C در جمعیت عمومی شیراز، جنوب ایران

شمس دین, سیده عذرا and فتاحی, محمدرضا (1391) شیوع عفونت هپاتیت C در جمعیت عمومی شیراز، جنوب ایران. در: The 13th Iranian & The Second International Congress of Microbiology, July 14 – 16, 2012, Ardabil - Iran.

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The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Infection In General Population In Shiraz, Southern Iran

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Background & Objectives: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major blood-transfusion infection with silent epidemic and major global public health problem and diverse prevalence worldwide. To determine the prevalence of HCV infection in general population of Shiraz city, Fars province in Iran, and evaluate the real risk factors in these areas. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed from March 2010 to April 2011. All of Iranian participants aged equal or above 35 years old were evaluated for HCV antibody with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) .They Confirmed with polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results: Fifteen out of 2080 (1181 men and 899 women with minimum age of 35 years and maximum of 83 years old) participants were anti-HCV positive (prevalence 0.72%). The highest prevalence was seen in age ≤45 years old. A statistically significant correlation was found between blood transfusion and presence of anti-HCV antibody (p<0.001). Those with a history of blood transfusion had fifteen fold higher risks for anti-HCV positivity. No statistically significant correlation was found among other variants and positive anti-HCV. Conclusion: Due to non-significant correlation between other variants and anti-HCV+ except blood transfusion, further evaluation for detection of risk factors is recommended. Moreover, it is emphasized that the donated bloods be evaluated with PCR and the importance of sterility of instruments in medical and non- medical conditions and education of transmission routes be taken into account.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
زبان سند : انگلیسی
نویسنده مسئول :سیده عذرا شمس دین
کلیدواژه ها (انگلیسی):Hepatitis C ; General Population ; Shiraz ; Iran
Subjects:QW Microbiology and Immunology
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Divisions:Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology > Deputy for Research and Technology management and Medical Information > University of Management Conferences and Congresses
ID Code:5296
Deposited By: MS Soghra Golmaghani
Deposited On:25 Oct 1392 09:43
Last Modified:25 Oct 1392 09:43

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