Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Balochistan Province of Pakistan

@inproceedings{Sheikh2011SeroprevalenceOH,
  title={Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Balochistan Province of Pakistan},
  author={Nadeem S. Sheikh and Azeem S. Sheikh and Aqleem A. Sheikh and Samira Yahya and Rafi-u-Shan and Majid Lateef},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM The objective was to evaluate the sero-prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and IgM antibodies to hepatitis core antigen in Balochistan Province of Pakistan. DESIGN OF THE STUDY A cross-sectional, population-based study. Place and time of the study: The study was conducted in Balochistan from 1 st January 2004 to 31 st December, 2008. The screening areas included Barkhan, Eashani, Khuzdar, Kodi Zikriani, Kohlu, Rakhni and Turbat. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of… CONTINUE READING

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