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Title: Prevalence of hepatitis B viral infection in Punjab province of Pakistan
Authors: Khan, Nasar
Ali, Fahad
Bahadar, Sulaiman
Ur Rahman, Khalil
Aziz, Abdul
Ul Akbar, Noor
Daud, Muhammad
Hayat, Azam
Ur Rehman, Mujaddad
Khan, Nasar
Izmir Institute of Technology. Molecular Biology and Genetics
Keywords: Hepatitis B virus
Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
ELISA
HBsAg
Punjab
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: University of Punjab (new Campus)
Source: Khan, N., Ali, F., Bahadar, S., Ur Rahman, K., Aziz, A., Ul Akbar, N., Daud, M., and Hayat, A. (2017). Prevalence of hepatitis B viral infection in Punjab province of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 49(4), 1511-1513. doi:10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.4.sc4
Abstract: Hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection is a major health problem globally and more prevalent in Pakistan, and HBV. which is the main etiological agent of chronic hepatitis B, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cirrhosis. A total of 659 HBsAg ELISA positive patients out of 16825 patients during July to October, 2013 were screened for HBV by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Out of 659, 522 (79.21%) were found positive for HBV, of which 318 (over all 4.4%) were male, while 341 (over all 3.55%) were female. The HBV PCR positivity rate was 80.18% (n=255) in males and 78.30% (n=267) in females patients. Among different age groups HBV PCR positivity was highest (n=181, 83.41%) in the age group of 31 to 40 years. HBV genome was detected in 79.21% of HBsAg positive samples, showing that HBsAg on ELISA is much more sensitive than PCR as HBV shows chronic conditions and both of the tests are needed against HBV.
URI: http://doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.4.sc4
http://hdl.handle.net/11147/6473
ISSN: 0030-9923
0030-9923
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