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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 1053-1059

Study of Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Titres in Female Medical Students Post Vaccination
Rambhala Nagamani*, Anjali Naidu and R. Saraswati Jayanthi
Department of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women,Suraram, Hyderabad – 55, India
*Corresponding author

Hepatitis B viral infection is a major health problem worldwide. New cases can be prevented by immunization with hepatitis B vaccine containing the genetically engineered surface antigen. Values of ≥ 10 IU/ml are considered protective. However a small percentage of individuals fail to develop these levels. Such non responders are at risk of acquiring Hepatitis B virus infection. This is of concern especially in health care personnel. The study comprised of 100 female medical students from Mallareddy Medical College for Women, Suraram who completed the standard 3 dose course of vaccination. Their serum antibody levels were estimated quantitatively by ELISA technique. Information about Their height, weight, associated medical problems was documented. The data was analysed according to body mass index, age, and associated conditions. Though all of them showed protective levels, two of them had levels at borderline, 10 IU/ml. such individuals are considered to be hypo responders (10-100IU/ml). Those individuals should be given a booster dose and antibody levels estimated again to assess the efficacy of the booster dose.

Keywords: Hepatitis B Vaccine, HB Surface Antibodies, Medical Students, Non Responders.

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Rambhala Nagamani, Anjali Naidu and Saraswati Jayanthi, R. 2017. Study of Hepatitis B Surface Antibodytitres In Female Medical Students Post Vaccination.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 1053-1059. doi:
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