Prevalence of hepatitis b and hepatitis c among patients of thalassemia major at a teaching hospital in Larkana

Saeed Nazir Puno, Vijia Kumar Gemnani, Om Parkash, Lubna Naz, Rakesh Kumar, Kaleemullah Abro

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Objective: To assess the frequency of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among patients of Thalassemia Major at a teaching hospital in Larkana. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the conducted at Paediatric department, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Hospital, Larkana from June, 2017 to June, 2018. Materials and Methods: In the study total of 237 children with beta Thalassemia were selected by apply Non-probability consecutive technique sampling. Results: Prevalence of hepatitis B and C, was observed in 31(%) and 73(%) among thalassemia patients. More viral infections Hepatitis B and C seemed in the male in male than female and low socioeconomic population. Data were analyzed by using SPSS 19 version. Conclusion: Hepatitis B and C are quite more prevalent among Thalassaemic patients. It is significant, an alarming circumstance having a lot of aspects behind it, but it needs to be taken immediately. So a great need for proper screening of blood before transfusion to such patients and educational programs for these patients and their parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Forum Monthly
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Spleenectomy
  • Thalassemia


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