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Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C virus in Beta thalassemic patients attending blood diseases center in Ibn- AL -Baladi Hospital, Baghdad

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Title Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C virus in Beta thalassemic patients attending blood diseases center in Ibn- AL -Baladi Hospital, Baghdad
 
Creator Ali, Zena Hussain
 
Description Background: Thalassemias are a group of heterogeneous genetic disorders, in which the rate of production of hemoglobin is partially or completely suppressed due to reduced rate of synthesis of α or β- chain
Objectives: to estimate the prevalence of Hepatitis C infection among B thalassemia patients attending Ibn-AL-Baladi center of blood diseases in AL-Sader city, in AL-Resafa Quarter of Baghdad and to determine the possible risk factors.
Type of the study: Cross- sectional study.
Methods: A cross sectional study conducted on B Thalassemia patients attending the blood diseases center in Ibn-AL-Baladi hospital during the period from 1st  of July till the 31st  of December 2015.          
Results:   All of 400 eligible patients, who were recruited to be included in this study, were accepted to participate in the study giving an overall response rate 100%. The prevalence rate of Hepatitis C according to anti HCV antibody test among the study group was 26%.
Conclusions: we conclude that about quarter of Iraqi thalassemic patients visiting the thalassemia center in Ibn-AL-Baladi hospital have HCV infection
 
Publisher AL-Kindy College Medical Journal
 
Date 2018-10-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL/article/view/17
 
Source مجلة كلية طب الكندي; مجلد 14 عدد 1 (2018): AL-KINDY COLLEGE MEDICAL JOURNAL; 42-49
AL-Kindy College Medical Journal; Vol 14 No 1 (2018): AL-KINDY COLLEGE MEDICAL JOURNAL; 42-49
2521-4365
1810-9543
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL/article/view/17/16
 
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