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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2002, 2(4): 12-17 Back to browse issues page
Anti-HCV Seropositivity among Multiply Transfused Patients in Ardabil Province, 2000
Manoochehr Barak , Nayereh Aminisani, Mehrdad Mirzarahimi, Seyedmorteza Shamshirgaran, Nategh Abbasgholizadeh
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 Background & Objective: Hepatitis C Virus is the most common cause of post-transfusion hepatitis. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis C in multiply transfused patients.

 Methods: 45 patients with B- thalassemia major, 4 patients with hemophilia and 1 patient with aplastic anemia were studied prospectively during 2000. An initial questionnaire was used to collect the data regarding age, sex, duration and interval of at blood translation family history and the type of blood product received and the date of first infusion and then a blood sample was taken for detection of antibody against HCV.

 Results: 62% of the subjects were male and 38% of them were female with the age range of 6 months- 29 years old. 92% of the patients used packed red blood cells. 27 patients had a positive family history of thalassemia and two seropositive patients (4%) had thalassemia. Duration and mean amount of blood transfused were significantly higher in patients with HCV infection. Data analysis showed now significant relationship among variables of the study and hepatitis C cases.

 Conclusions: It is concluded that multiply transfused thalassemic patients are at high risk for HCV infection. Thus, routine screening of blood and anti- HCV test in these patients is necessary.

Keywords: HCV, Thalassemia, Transfusion
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Received: 2001/07/2 | Accepted: 2002/04/29 | Published: 2003/06/14
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Barak M, Aminisani N, Mirzarahimi M, Shamshirgaran S, Abbasgholizadeh N. Anti-HCV Seropositivity among Multiply Transfused Patients in Ardabil Province, 2000. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2002; 2 (4) :12-17
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