Risk of Hepatitis in Surgical Practice

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Faiz ur Rehman
Najib ul Haq
Muhammad Humayun
Jehanzeb Afridi


Doctors in surgical practice are at high risk of acquiring blood borne diseases from the patients on whom they operate. One of such important diseases is hepatitis. Our study was conducted in general surgical units to estimate the risk faced by the surgeons, especially the younger ones, who are already less careful about the prophylaxis against hepatitis. a high percentage of patients are having hepatitis, posing serious threat to surgeons. Vaccination as well as physical measures are essential prophylactic steps to protect surgeons from these potentially lethal diseases. 

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Rehman F ur, Haq N ul, Humayun M, Afridi J. Risk of Hepatitis in Surgical Practice. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2022 Aug. 14];16(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/774
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