Study of Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C co-infection in HIV Positive Patients of Government General Hospital and Madras Medical College, Chennai

Sreejesh, B (2007) Study of Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C co-infection in HIV Positive Patients of Government General Hospital and Madras Medical College, Chennai. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and Human immuno deficiency virus have in the recent years posed significant challenges to the health care system. The aim of this study was to know the prevalence and impact of Hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus co-infection in HIV patients of Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital. Altogether one hundred HIV positive patients in Government General Hospital and Madras Medical College were selected by random sampling and were screened for Hepatitis B surface antigen and anti HCV. Liver function tests and ultra sonography of abdomen were done. Statistical analysis was done and p values were estimated wherever necessary. Results showed that prevalence of Hepatitis B coinfection as 8%, Hepatitis C co-infection as 4% and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C co-infection together as 1% in HIV population. There was significant elevation of liver enzymes with co-infection. On the basis of higher prevalence rates for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C co-infection routine screening for these viruses is necessary in HIV positive population.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis B ; Hepatitis C ; co-infection ; HIV Positive Patients ; Government General Hospital and Madras Medical College ; Chennai.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:45
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 16:20
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6652

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