Study of Risk Factors Related to HBsAg Reactivity among Outdoor Patients in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh
American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 18-21
Received: Jan. 18, 2014; Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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Ashfaq Imtiaz Uddin, Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Monira Pervin, Department of Virology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Sakil Munna, Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rashed Noor, Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Current investigation attempted to uncover common risk factors associated with HBsAg positivity among the suspected patients of Hepatitis B viral infection. Blood specimens were collected from patients prescribed to undergo HBsAg positivity test and tested for the detection of HBsAg through enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). HBsAg positivity was analyzed in relation to age, family history of HBV infection, unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, blood transfusions, frequency of needle pricks, intravenous drug addiction, dental surgery and other surgical operations of the patients. Out of 50 patients, 23 were found to be HBsAg positive. After statistical analysis of all the factors it was deduced that patients who had unprotected sex and whose families (especially the mother of the patient) had a history of HBV infection were mostly found to be HBsAg positive. Detection of HBsAg positive cases with multiple associated risk factors revealed that the general people in Bangladesh need to be more conscious on the possible infection aware of getting infected with HBV as they are being frequently exposed subjected to the risk factors.
HBV Infection, Prevalence; Risk Factors, HbsAg
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Ashfaq Imtiaz Uddin, Monira Pervin, Md. Sakil Munna, Rashed Noor, Study of Risk Factors Related to HBsAg Reactivity among Outdoor Patients in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh, American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 18-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbls.20140201.13
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