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Comparison of seroepidemiology of hepatitis C in blood donors between Bangladesh and Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7689505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the seroepidemiology of hepatitis C and hepatitis B between Bangladesh and Japan, we tested the second generation antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV-2) and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum samples from 163 professional blood donors (161 males and 2 females, mean age 28.6 yr.) and 83 voluntary blood donors from Bangladesh, and 7479 Japanese voluntary blood donors (5036 males and 2443 females; mean age 37.1 yr.). In Bangladesh, anti-HCV-2 is detected in 2.4% of professional blood donors and 0% of voluntary blood donors, furthermore, HBsAg is detected in 29% and in 2.4% of professional and voluntary blood donors, respectively. In Japan, anti-HCV-2 is detected in 0.6% in voluntary blood donors, and HBsAg also in 0.6%. These results indicate that professional blood donors in Bangladesh are highly contaminated by hepatitis B virus and moderately by hepatitis C virus, while voluntary blood donors in both countries are not so highly contaminated by either hepatitis viruses.
M Khan; M Husain; M Yano; K Hashizume; M Yousuf; E Tanaka; A Matsumoto; S Furuta; K Kiyosawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterologia Japonica     Volume:  28 Suppl 5     ISSN:  0435-1339     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol. Jpn.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-30     Completed Date:  1993-09-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0152744     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Jpn     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Bangladesh / epidemiology
Blood Donors*
Hepacivirus / immunology*
Hepatitis Antibodies / analysis*
Hepatitis B / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens / analysis*
Hepatitis C / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Japan / epidemiology
Liver Function Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis Antibodies; 0/Hepatitis B Surface Antigens; 0/Hepatitis C Antibodies

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