Sulabhsinh Solanki3*, Nikhil Patel1, Deepak Amarapurkar2, Anjali Amrapurkar2, Sanjay Patel1, Chetan Lakhani1, Payal Patel3, Ayusi Patel1, Parthvi Dani1, Jinal Ka Patel3, Lisma Patel3, Hetal Patel3, Ankita Thakkar1 and Nitiraj Shete4
1Jivandeep Hospital, Anand, Gujarat, India
2Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3Shri A. N. Patel P. G. Institute, Anand, Gujarat, India
4Department of Statistics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Sulabhsinh Ganpatsinh Solanki, Head and Associate Professor, Shri A. N. Patel P. G. Institute, Anand, Gujarat, India.
Received: June 02, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020
Prevalence of hepatitis B viral infection (HBV) in India is varying from 3 to 12%, which falls in to intermediate prevalence zone. Prevalence of hepatitis C viral infection (HCV) in India varies from 0.3 to 4% among blood donor population. Previous data from western India suggests HBV prevalence of 1.6 - 5.9% and HCV prevalence of 0.2 - 15.9%. Most of these data are almost 10 years old and based on selected population. Therefore, the main aim of the present study was to find out recent prevalence of HBV and HCV from multiple sources. Data on prevalence of HBV and HCV was collected prospectively from multiple sources that include general population, blood donor population, hospital attending population, and liver clinic population. HBV prevalence was as follows: general population data: 166/1758 (0.94%); blood donor data: 2039/172316 (1.18%) hospital attending population: 133/13177 (1%); liver clinic data: 2637/12251 (21.5%). HCV prevalence was as follows: general population: 1/2388 (0.040%); blood donor data: 666/171306 (0.38%); hospital attending population: 12/2597 (0.46%) liver clinic data: 916/12251 (7.4%). In Western India, there is very low prevalence of HBV and HCV; making it a low prevalence area.
Keywords: Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Chronic Liver Disease; Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Citation: Sulabhsinh Solanki., et al. “Low Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infection in Gujarat and Maharashtra States of Western India". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.8 (2020): 90-97.
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