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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

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
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 429-434

Seroprevalence of Viral Transfusion Transmitted Infections and Syphilis in a Tertiary Care Hospital from Haryana
Ashwini Manhas, Swati Mittal*, Vanita Mittal, Manju Meel,Mehanaz Khan, Shashank Singh and K. C. Rathish
Department of Microbiology, Adesh Medical College, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Transfusion transmitted viral infections and syphilis pose a cross transmission risk to the uninfected patients and healthcare workers during the procedures or shared equipments. Most of the studies are conducted on either apparently healthy blood donors or specific patient groups with risk factors or comorbidities. This study was conducted to assess the overall seroprevalence amongst the patients visiting our hospital irrespective of the patient risk profile or comorbidities. This was a retrospective study utilizing the hospital records for a six month period from 10 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. Only non-duplicate patients and samples were considered for analysis. The study included 1123 individual patients. Of these 1123 patients, 649 were males whereas the remaining 474 were females. The observed seroprevalence of HIV was 0.91%, HCV 2.22%, HBV 1.3%, and syphilis 1.66%. The findings of the study are suggestive of a slightly higher seropositivity of HIV, HCV and HBV amongst the patients visiting this tertiary care centre when compared to the seroprevalence amongst healthy blood donors reported in the available studies from the region.

Keywords: Transfusion transmitted infections, Seroprevalence, HIV, HCV, HBV, Syphilis

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Ashwini Manhas, Swati Mittal, Vanita Mittal, Manju Meel, Mehanaz Khan, Shashank Singh and Rathish, K. C. 2021. Seroprevalence of Viral Transfusion Transmitted Infections and Syphilis in A Tertiary Care Hospital from Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 429-434. doi:
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