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Research Article Volume 3 Issue 10

Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Co-infection with Tuberculosis Patients in Khartoum State Sudan

Razan Abdelmoula Musa Ali1, Sara Elsayed Hussein Elsayed1, Tasneem Osman Eissa Elnaeem1, Leena Ahmed khairy Haroun1, Afraa yousof abdalkareem alameen1, Mugtaba Ahmed Abdalrahman Ahmed2, Hussein Elsayed2, Mohammed Altyb Alshykh Aboshanab2, Mohammed Alfatih2, Mohamed Abdulkarim2

1MBBS Khartoum university faculty of Medical laboratory, Khartoum, Sudan
2MBBS Alzaiem Alazhari university faculty of medicine, Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Mohammed Altyb Alshykh Aboshanab, Faculty of Medicine, Alzaiem Alazhari University, Sudan.

Received: August 31, 2021; Published: September 25, 2021


Introduction: Tuberculosis infection is a very serious pulmonary infection, sometimes is co-exist with another infectious disease such as Hepatitis B and C which are very dangerous liver infection and may lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross- sectional study. It was conducted at Abu Anja hospital which is one of the biggest hospitals in Khartoum state during a period from February-April 2016.

Result: A total serum specimen of 160 samples was taken from patients with Tuberculosis infection. Aged between 10-80 years (118 males 42 female) were collected. 11 cases (6.9%) were found to be seropositive for Hepatitis B Virus infection). 4 cases (2.5%) were found to be seropositive for Hepatitis C Virus infection. The highest frequency of Hepatitis B Virus seropositivity among age group was observed in the age group 21-40 years. Hepatitis C Virus was found to be highest in the age group 21-40 years also.

Conclusion: Co-infection with viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) among TB patient increases the risk of hepatotoxicity occurring during the treatment of tuberculosis, therefore, it is important to know the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV among TB patients before starting the treatment. Furthermore, once the patient started the treatment of TB, there must be regular follow up for monitoring the indications of hepatotoxicity and routine evaluation of liver function test must be considered wherever possible.

Keywords: Prevalence; Tuberculosis; Hepatitis C and B


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Citation: Mohammed Altyb Alshykh Aboshanab., et al. “Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Co-infection with Tuberculosis Patients in Khartoum State Sudan”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.10 (2021): 42-47.


Copyright: © 2021 Mohammed Altyb Alshykh Aboshanab., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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