Incidence of Hepatitis C Infection among Multi-transfused β- thalassemia Major Patients and its Correlation to Blood Groups in Amara City

Abdullah, Younus and Hashim, Nidhal and Sultan, Safaa (2020) Incidence of Hepatitis C Infection among Multi-transfused β- thalassemia Major Patients and its Correlation to Blood Groups in Amara City. In: IMDC-SDSP 2020, 28-30 June 2020, Cyberspace.

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Abstract

Multi-transfused β- thalassemia major patients still at high risk of acquiring blood-borne viruses just like hepatitis C (HCV), hepatitis B (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). To estimate the percent of HCV infection among multi-transfused β- thalassemia major patients, a sample of (109) β- thalassemia major patients were subjected to anti-HCV screening test using enzyme-linked fluorescent assay (ELFA) technique. The results revealed that 30 (27.5%) patients present + anti-HCV in Amara city. However, the infection rate was higher in the male gender than females and increased with age. The results also found that HCV infection is predominant in B+, O+, and A+ blood groups, moreover, a highly significant positive correlation detected between HCV infection and B+ blood group. The study concluded that there is an elevated rate of HCV infection among β- thalassemia major patients, requiring more efficient viral screening techniques to the blood donors, the positive relationship between blood group and HCV infection suggests a role of gene-environment interaction and needing molecular studies to clarify such correlation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hcv thalassemia correlation blood group
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: EAI Editor III.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 08:56
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 08:56
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/1008

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