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Title: Prevalence of hepatitis C virus among patients with liver disease in the Republic of Yemen
Authors: Al Moslih, M.I.
Al Huraibi, M.A.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We investigated 143 patients with various classes of liver disease and 120 healthy subjects for serological markers of hepatitis C and B viruses. We found a prevalence rate of 37.1% of anti-HCV markers in patients with liver disease [cases], and 4.2% and in the control group. HBsAg was detected in 33.6% of cases and 13.3% of the controls. Anti-HCV and HBsAg were detected in 7.7% of cases but were not detected in the controls. Anti-HCV, HBsAg, anti-HBe and anti-HDV were detected in three patients. Serum protein electrophoresis results showed elevated gammaglobulin and low albumin in patients positive for anti-HCV who had liver disease
Description: 771-778
Keywords: Acute Disease
Biological Markers
Blood Protein Electrophoresis
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Hepatitis B e Antigens
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Hepatitis D
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Sex Distribution
Subject: Liver Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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