Volume 31, Issue 1 (spring 2007)                   Research in Medicine 2007, 31(1): 39-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammad Alizadeh A, Ranjbar M, Keramat F, Mamani M, Rezazadeh M. Frequency of hepatitis A virus antibodies in patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Iran. Research in Medicine. 2007; 31 (1) :39-42
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Background: Superinfection of hepatitis A in chronic hepatitis B and C may worsen the course of disease. This study attempted to study frequency of hepatitis A virus antibodies in patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Materials and methods: 115 hepatitis C and 56 hepatitis B patients who visited the Hepatitis Association of Hamedan province during 2004-2005 were enrolled. Hepatitis A virus antibodies (IgM, IgG) by ELISA, WBC, hemoglobin, platelet, AST and ALT were evaluated. Results: 32 patients with hepatitis B and 39 patients with hepatitis C refused the study. In 71 (85.5%) patients with hepatitis B, IgG-HAV-Ab and in one patient IgM-HAV-Ab was detected. 36 (92.3%) patients with hepatitis C had IgG-anti-HAV. Conclusion: Due to high frequency of HAV Ab, it is preferable to evaluate patients with hepatitis B and C for HAV-Ab instead of vaccination of all patients. .
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Received: 2007/10/20 | Published: 2007/04/15

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