Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2015

Pages :   407-412

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Prevalence of HCV Infection in Healthy Donors of Rewa Division



Address:   Dr. Uday Raj Singh1, Dr. S. K. Mishra2, Dr. Gajendra Pal Singh Uike3, Dr. Amar Bahadur Singh3, Dr. Santosh Gond4, Dr. Jyoti Gupta4
1Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Pathology S.S.M.C. Rewa (M.P.)
2Associate Professor, Department of Pathology S.S.M.C. Rewa (M.P.)
3Resident, Final Year S.S.M.C. Rewa (M.P.)
4Resident, Second Year S.S.M.C. Rewa (M.P.)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-4150.2015.00067.X

ABSTRACT:
Background In central India (M.P.) there is high prevalence of hepatitis; of which hepatitis C contributes as a major cause of hepatitis. In our area there were no major efforts to contain the disease. According to one estimate most of the hepatitis C occurs due to negligence transfusion of infected blood (Hepatitis C). Therefore we have tried to found percentage of population infected with this disease. Material and Methods Study design – Prospective study. For screening donors we have used one step rapid test for the detection of HCV and confirmatory test was done by ELISA method. Statistical Analysis Statistical analysis was done by using Minitab 17 Pennsylvania, USA. Results In our study we found 1.6% HCV infected blood among healthy donors; which was Insignificantly (p > 0.05) more in voluntary donors in comparison to replacement donors. Male between age groups 29-38 were found highly infected in comparison with other age groups. We also found prevalence was highest in Hindu community (1.69%) and more in student group (2.2%) in comparison to working and farmers. Conclusion For effective control of transfusion of infected blood and to prevent its spread, we have to improve community knowledge towards vaccination; educational programs for blood bank personals; and government should open blood banks at Community Health Center level.
KEYWORDS:
Prevalence of Hepatitis C, blood transfusion associated infection, screening of hepatitis C.
Cite:
Uday Raj Singh, S. K. Mishra, Gajendra Pal Singh Uike, Amar Bahadur Singh, Santosh Gond, Jyoti Gupta. Prevalence of HCV Infection in Healthy Donors of Rewa Division. Asian J. Research Chem 8(6): June 2015; Page 407-412.
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