Frequency of Hepatitis B and C in Children with Haemophilia

Arfa Goheer, Irsa Abbasi, Asma Cheema


Objective:Frequency determination of hepatitis B and C in children with haemophilia

Study Design: Cross Sectional Study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out from August 2017 to February 2018 at the Paediatric Medicine Department, Children’s Hospital Lahore.

Materials and Methods:The group of children between the age of 6 months to 12 years was chosen and a written consent was also obtained from them. Pre-designed structure Performa was used for the collection of information. Blood was sent to laboratory for conducting test for hepatitis B&C. Test result and data of the patient was kept confidential. SPSS version 16 was used for analysing the data.

Results: it has been shown in the result of this study that mostly patients (54%) were aged between 37-72 month and all men. It has been also found that mostly patients are from the poor socio-economic status. Prevalence of hepatitis B was found in 4(4.4%) and prevalence of hepatitis C was found in 8(8.9%). Grouping by disease duration, age and economic status do not shown any considerable difference.

Conclusion: Hepatitis B and hepatitis C was found to be positive in 4.4%  and 8.9% respectively of homophilic patients.

Key Words:Haemophilia, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C.

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