FREQUENCY OF HEPATITIS B AND C IN SELECTED GROUPS OF POPULATION IN NWFP, PAKISTAN

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Javed Iqbal Farooqi
Rukhsana Javed Farooqi
Nowshad Khan
Mussarat .

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in selected groups of population in

NWFP, Pakistan.

Material and Methods: We analyzed our unpublished data as well as searched out local data, published

till December 2006, to know the frequency of Hepatitis B and C in NWFP in the following groups: 1)

general population, 2) healthy blood donors, 3) pre-procedure screening, 4) patients with liver diseases, and

5) high risk populations like thalassaemia.

Results: We found 2.28% prevalence for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 3.19% for hepatitis C virus (HCV)

in general population, 1.83% (HBV) and 2.34% (HCV) in healthy blood donors, 2.09% (HBV) and 4.06%

(HCV) in screening data, 27.55% (HBV) and 48.78% (HCV) in chronic hepatitis patients, 26.56% (HBV)

and 51.09% (HCV) in liver cirrhosis, 14.28% (HBV) and 67.86% (HCV) in hepatoma, and 6.7% (HBV)

and 40.9% (HCV) in children with thalassaemia requiring multiple transfusions.

Conclusion: We conclude that HCV and HBV has become one of the major problems in NWFP like the

rest of the country, resulting in chronic liver disease and its complications.

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Farooqi JI, Farooqi RJ, Khan N, . M. FREQUENCY OF HEPATITIS B AND C IN SELECTED GROUPS OF POPULATION IN NWFP, PAKISTAN. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 12 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];21(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/187
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