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A Study of Serological Markers of Hepatitis B and C Viruses in Istanbul, Turkey

Erden S.a · Büyüköztürk S.a · Çalangu S.b · Yilmaz G.c · Palanduz S.a · Badur S.c

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Departments of aInternal Medicine, bClinical Infectious Diseases and cMicrobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Sükrü Palanduz

Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics

Capa, Istanbul 34093 (Turkey)

Fax +90 212 4111393, E-Mail spalanduz@istanbul.edu.tr

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Abstract

Objective: This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HCV positivity in Istanbul, Turkey. Subjects and Methods: The frequencies of HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HCV positivity were determined in 1,157 randomly selected patients attending the outpatient clinic of Istanbul University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, during the years 1998 and 2001. All patients underwent complete physical and various routine laboratory examinations. Results: Of the 1,157 patients, the prevalence of HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HCV was 6.6, 28.1 and 2.4%, respectively. It appeared that having dental and surgical procedures formed the risk factors for HBV infection. HBsAg positivity in the health care workers was not different from that of the other professions, but anti-HBs was significantly higher in this group. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that HBV infection occurs more frequently than HCV in Istanbul, and this poses an important health problem in the community.

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Received: December 15, 2002
Accepted: December 21, 2002
Published online: May 28, 2003
Issue release date: July – September

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 1011-7571 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0151 (Online)

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