Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Epidemiology and Risk Factors in a Large Cohort of Pregnant Women in Lorestan, West of Iran

  title={Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Epidemiology and Risk Factors in a Large Cohort of Pregnant Women in Lorestan, West of Iran},
  author={Seyed Reza Mohebbi and Azar Sanati and Kourosh Cheraghipour and Mohammad Rostami Rostami Nejad and Hamid Reza Mohaghegh Shalmani and Mohammad Reza Zali},
  booktitle={Hepatitis monthly},
BACKGROUND There are little data on the prevalence of serological markers of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in pregnant women in Iran. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among pregnant women in Lorestan, west of Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS Serum samples of 827 pregnant women who lived in rural (36.8%) and urban areas (63.2%) of Lorestan were collected during 2007-2008. Data were obtained through… CONTINUE READING
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