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Seroprevalence of HBsAg, anti-HCV,and anti-HIV among haemophiliac patients in Shiraz, Iran

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A study was performed during 1999-2000 on multi-transfused patients with haemophilia who are registered by the Shiraz Haemophilia Society. HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV were checked using a second-generation enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Positive tests for anti-HCV and anti-HIV were confirmed by a western blot test. Healthy blood donors were used for the control group. HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV were positive in two (0.71%, 95% CI=0.12-2.33), 44 (15.65%, 95% CI= 11.76-20.26), and one (0.36%, 95% CI= 0.02-1.74) of the patients, respectively. Positive sera for HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV were found in 85 (1.07%), 47 (0.59%), and 27 (0.34%) of the control group, respectively. The rate of anti-HCV was significantly higher in the patients than in the control group (p « 0.0001). The rate of positive anti-HCV was significantly higher than that of positive HBsAg in the patients (p « 0.0001). The reverse was correct for the control group (p = 0.0008). It is concluded that HCV is the current major problem in multi-transfused haemophiliac patients and more careful pre-transfusion screening of blood for anti-HCV must be introduced in all blood banks.


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