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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (765) Last page : (769)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5537

Frequency of Different Types of Infections among Different Blood Group Carriers

Vijay Kumar 1,2*, Abdul Subhan Talpur1, Mukaish Kumar1, Muhammad Jawad Farooq1, Manoj Kumar Khamuani1, Prem Chand1, and Om Parkash1
1Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro / Hyderabad
2Haji Roshan Suleman Medical College & Hospital
*Corresponding Author E-mail: vijaykumarlumhs@gmail.com
Received: 26.08.2017  |  Revised: 30.09.2017   |  Accepted: 3.10.2017  


This study was conducted at Haji Roshan Suleman Hospital and College Tandoadam (January, 2015 to March, 2016). Blood donors at the Hospital were used as subjects to study the frequency of Anti-HCV, HBsAg, Syphilis and HIV.
A population of 2200 blood donors were evaluated for Anti-HCV, HBsAg, Syphilis and HIV.Patients were subjected to Immuno-chromatography (ICT method) for the qualitative detection of antigens and antibodies respectively. Enzyme Linked Immuno Assay (ELISA) was used to screen for antigens and antibodies of HBV and HCV, respectively. Collection of the blood samples was conducted under the supervision of a Consultant Pathologist by Technicians of the Hospital Laboratory. Blood grouping via both forward and reverse methods was conducted.
263 patients out of a total population of 2200 suffered through Transfusion-transmitted Infection (11.95 %). The prevalence for Anti-HCV, HBsAg, Syphilis and HIV antibodies was 149 (6.77 %), 40 (1.81 %), 74 (3.36 %) and 3 (0.13 %) respectively. Blood group O+ve is more prevalent (39.54 %). This sky high prevalence of HCV infection in blood donors espouses the implementation of stern screening policies for donors and public awareness campaigns about preventive measures to bring down the escalating frequency of this infection as well as other transfusion transmissible infections.

Key words: Transfusion Transmitted Infections, HCV, HBV, Syphilis, HIV.

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Cite this article: Kumar, V., Talpur, A.S., Kumar, M., Farooq, M.J., Khamuani, M.K., Chand, P., and Parkash, O., Frequency of Different Types of Infections among Different Blood Group Carriers, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 765-769 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5537