FREQUENCY OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING MILITARY HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI

Sero Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in Pregnant Women

Authors

  • Rabiah Anwar Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Kashif Razzaq Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Imran Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Keywords:

Hepatitis B surface antigen, Pregnant ladies

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of hepatitis B viral markers among pregnant women attending Military Hospital Rawalpindi.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Military Hospital Rawalpindi from Feb 2013 to Jul 2013.
Material and Methods: A total of 9149 pregnant ladies were inducted in our study by non-probability convenient sampling in the Department of Gynae/Obs, Military Hospital Rwp during the study period and were tested for Hepatitis B surface antigen by enzyme linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA).
Results: The mean ± SD age of the study group was 27.5 ± 3.24 years. Frequency of hepatitis B surface antigen in pregnant ladies was 4.69%.
Conclusion: The frequency of hepatitis B infection is quite high in pregnant women in Pakistan therefore proper screening of HBV and management programs must be introduced in all pregnant women attending ante natal clinics.

 

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31-12-2016

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Anwar R, Razzaq K, Imran A. FREQUENCY OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING MILITARY HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI: Sero Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in Pregnant Women. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];66(6):918-21. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1284