Hepatitis B/C virus co-infection in Iran: a seroepidemiological study.

@article{Semnani2007HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B/C virus co-infection in Iran: a seroepidemiological study.},
  author={S H Nasisri Semnani and Gholamreza Roshandel and Nafiseh Abdolahi and Sima Besharat and Abbas-Ali Keshtkar and Hamid Reza Joshaghani and Abdolvahab Moradi and Khodaberdi Kalavi and Ali Jabbari and Mohammad Javad Kabir and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini and Seyed Mehdi Sedaqat and Azam Rezaei Danesh and Danyal Roshandel},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          20-1
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS As hepatitis B and C virus have the same transmission routes, dual infection may occur. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HCV in HBsAg-positive subjects. METHODS 139 HBsAg-positive subjects were enrolled in the study. Serum samples were tested using ELISA method for anti-HCV antibodies. Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were used to compare the proportions. RESULTS There were 68 (48.9%) males and 71 (51.1%) females. The mean age was 41.89+/-11.30… CONTINUE READING

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