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[Prevalence of serum markers of hepatitis B and C in blood donors and pregnant women in Algeria].

Authors
  • Ayed, Z
  • Houinato, D
  • Hocine, M
  • Ranger-Rogez, S
  • Denis, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique (1990)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1995
Volume
88
Issue
5
Pages
225–228
Identifiers
PMID: 8646011
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Serologic markers of hepatitis B (AgHBs, anti-HBc) and hepatitis C (anti-HCV) are investigated in 1,112 apparently healthy blood donors and 715 pregnant women in Algeria. Data of this study have shown a low prevalence of HCV and confirm that this country belongs to the middle endemic area for HBV. Indeed the anti-HCV were detected in 0.18 % of blood donors and 0.19 % of pregnant women. The AgHBs were observed in 3.6 % of blood donors and 1.6 % of pregnant women, anti-HBc antibodies were found in 13 % of blood donors and 11.1 % of pregnant women.

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