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Title: Hepatitis A, B and C seroprevalence in Pakistan.
Authors: Agboatwalla, M
Isomura, S
Miyake, K
Yamashita, T
Morishita, T
Akram, D S
Issue Date: 1-Sep-1994
Citation: Agboatwalla M, Isomura S, Miyake K, Yamashita T, Morishita T, Akram DS. Hepatitis A, B and C seroprevalence in Pakistan. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 1994 Sep-Oct; 61(5): 545-9
Abstract: A cross sectional study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis A, B, and C virus in healthy Pakistani children. HAV IgG antibody was assayed in 258 subjects and it was found that 94% children by 5 years of age had HAV IgG-antibody. The overall seroprevalence of HAV IgG antibody was 55.8% and IgM 5.3%. HBVsAb levels assayed in 236 healthy children showed a seroprevalence of 2.97%. Similarly, HCV antibody seroprevalence was found to be a low 0.44% in healthy children. HAV is a major cause of Hepatitis, as compared to HBV and HCV which are of low endemicity.
Appears in Collections:Indian Journal of Pediatrics

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