Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 108--12

Hepatitis D infectivity profile among hepatitis B infected hospitalised patients in Calcutta.


S Bhattacharyya, BS Dalal, A Lahiri 
 Department of Microbiology, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta

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S Bhattacharyya
Department of Microbiology, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta

450 hospitalised cases of hepatic and non hepatic disorders and 100 normal individuals were examined for serum Hepatitis B Surface antigen and Delta Virus antigen by ELISA to find out its association with different clinical disorders. 105 patients (23.3%) and 2 control (2%) were positive for HBsAG. 60 cases with jaundice (26%) were HBsAg positive. 65% of HBsAg positive jaundiced patients had serum bilirubin level more than 2 mg per dl with a mean SGPT level of 488 iu/L. Only two cases were positive for HDV antigen among 60 HBsAg positive jaundice patients indicating a lower rate of prevalence of infection (3.3%). 62 (59%) out of 105 HBsAg positive cases did not show any history of blood transfusion or surgical interference indicating a positive HBV transmission through needle prick during investigative procedures.


How to cite this article:
Bhattacharyya S, Dalal B S, Lahiri A. Hepatitis D infectivity profile among hepatitis B infected hospitalised patients in Calcutta. Indian J Public Health 1998;42:108-12


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Bhattacharyya S, Dalal B S, Lahiri A. Hepatitis D infectivity profile among hepatitis B infected hospitalised patients in Calcutta. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1998 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];42:108-12
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