FREQUENCY AND RISK FACTORS OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS IN PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING MILITARY HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI

Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnant Women

  • Rabiah Anwar Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Kashif Razzaq Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Ayesha Imran Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Hepatitis C virus, Risk factors

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of anti-Hepatitis C virus antibodies in pregnant ladies attending Military
Hospital Rawalpindi and to analyze risk factors for disease acquisition in them.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of gynaecology and obstetrics Military Hospital Rawalpindi, from Feb
2013 to Jul 2013.
Material and Methods: All pregnant ladies attending Military Hospital Rawalpindi were tested for anti HCV
antibodies by third generation ELISA method and evaluation of potential risk factors for acquisition of HCV
infection was done.
Results: Six point ninety five percent of study population was found to be positive for anti HCV antibodies.
Conclusion: Six point nine five percentage of study pregnant ladies were found to have anti HCV antibodies.
These HCV positive pregnant women were more likely to have history of blood transfusion, therapeutic injection
use and surgery.

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Published
2018-10-29
How to Cite
Anwar, R., Razzaq, K., & Imran, A. (2018). FREQUENCY AND RISK FACTORS OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS IN PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING MILITARY HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 67(1), 15-18. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/99
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