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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1312-1320

Prevalence of HCV Antibodies in Chronic Liver Disease Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital
Aliya Fatima and K. Nagamani
Department of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Viral infections account for significant proportion of CLD. Hepatitis C virus is the major cause of non-A, non-B hepatitis worldwide. HCV can lead to chronic liver disease causing cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and end stage liver disease among 5-20% of infected persons. In India about 20 million people are known to have HCV infection and a quarter of them are expected to develop chronic liver disease in the next 10-15 years. 1) To determine prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection in chronic liver disease patients. 2) To identify the risk factor for HCV infection. A total of 100 Cases of CLD attending Gastroenterology department were included in the study during the period of January 2015 – June 2016. Demographic data and clinical findings were recorded using a structured proforma. All the samples were screened for anti HCV antibodies by ELISA (HCV MICROLISA) according to the kit manufacturer’s instructions. Out of 100 CLD Patients, 81(81%) were Males and 19(19%) were Females. HCV antibodies were found positive in 4 cases. Out of 4 cases, 3 were Males and 1 was Female. Prevalence of HCV in CLD Patients was 4%. The major risk factor for HCV Infection was Surgery.

Keywords: CLD, HCV

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Aliya Fatima and Nagamani, K. 2018. Prevalence of HCV Antibodies in Chronic Liver Disease Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1312-1320. doi:
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