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LIVERCON 2010: Abstracts

Viral Hepatitis Foundation of Bangladesh
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  • Hepatology
  • Livercon
  • Education
  • Medicine


13 International Journal of HepatologyViral Hepatitis Foundation Bangladesh Background Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are among the most frequent viral infections in humans and represent a major global public health problem, especially in Asia. HBV and HCV related chronic hepatitis is the main cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of liver that are responsible for a high rate of morbidity and morality. The aim of study was to analyze the prevalence of HBV and HCV among the people of Mymensingh city, Bangladesh. Methods The cross sectional data was collected from the blood transfusion department of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital and descriptive analysis was performed. Results Out of 2015 participants, 126 were HBsAg positive and 45 were found HCV positive cases Conclusions Based on the results, prevalence of HBV and HCV in Bangladesh has the similarity with other Asian countries which has proven that HBV and HCV are the emerging public health problem in a developing country like Bangladesh. Health awareness and education programme may help to prevent the fatality. Future study should emphasize on peoples perception, knowledge and practice behaviour on HBV and HCV infection. Prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in Mymensingh city in Bangladesh *Shikha Rudra1, Pradipesh Chakrabarty2, Biplob3, C. R. Debnath4 1,2,3Department of Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital; 4Department of Hepatology, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh *Correspondence to Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, 267, Charpara, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Cell: 01715414188, Email: [email protected] LIVERCON 2010: Abstract Background Ultrasonography has been traditionally used to predict fibrosis or cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis patients. New non-invasive tools are always welcome to replace invasive procedure like liver biopsy. Liver stif

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