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Title: Prevalence of hepatitis B virus among chronic schizophrenia patients
Authors: Said, W.M.
Saleh, R.
Jumaian, N.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We aimed to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] among chronic schizophrenia patients in Jordan. Over a period of 12 months, 192 patients [106 male and 86 female] were tested for hepatitis B virus [HBV] by enzyme immunoassay. An equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy controls was also tested. Of the schizophrenia patients, 14 [10 male and 4 female] were positive for HBsAg while only 5 [4 male and 1 female] of the control subjects tested positive. The difference was not statistically significant but it indicates that chronic schizophrenia patients are a risk group for HBV infection and likely to benefit from preventive measures [health education and immunization against HBV]
Description: 526-530
Keywords: Age Distribution
Case-Control Studies
Age Distribution
Chronic Disease
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Patient Admission
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Sex Distribution
Subject: Hepatitis B
ISSN: 1020-3397
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