Seropositivity and pattern of viral hepatitis in clinically suspected cases of hepatitis in Dhaka city.

@article{Rahman2007SeropositivityAP,
  title={Seropositivity and pattern of viral hepatitis in clinically suspected cases of hepatitis in Dhaka city.},
  author={Md Tahminur Rahman and Rosy Sultana and Sohel Reza Chowdhury},
  journal={Bangladesh Medical Research Council bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={103-6}
}
An attempt was made to see the seropositivity and pattern of four common hepatotrophic viruses (HBV, HCV, HEV, HAV) in patients suspected to have been suffering from viral hepatitis. Blood samples from 2,995 cases of suspected HBV infection, 331 from HCV, 155 from HEV and 24 from HAV were tested for these viral markers. Of these a total of 245 (8.1%) were positive for HBsAg, 18 (5.4%) for HCV, 87 (56.1%) for HEV and 8 (33.3%) were positive for HAV infection. The predominant age group affected… CONTINUE READING