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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 531-533


An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Mudasar, Munazzah Meraj, Mohsina Hamid, Muhammad Saleh Khaskhili, Naheed Akhter, Sadia Javed.

Abstract
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of transfusion transmissible infections in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Methodology: All the voluntary, non-paid and apparently healthy persons in the year 2017, coming to blood bank were screened for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C virus, HIV, Syphilis and malarial parasite by Immune chromatography technique (ICT). Prevalence was calculated.
Results: A total 29,167 donors were screened; out of these 2,034 (6.97%) were positive for hepatitis C, 590 (2.02%) were affected by HBV, four (0.01%) were positive for HIV, 708 (2.43%) were positive for syphilis and only 32 (0.01%) were positive for malarial parasite.
Conclusion: Rate of transfusion transmissible infections in Faisalabad was very high such as Hepatitis B, C and Syphilis. While HIV and malarial parasite prevalence was low.

Key words: Malarial parasite, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, syphilis, transfusion transmissible infections.


 
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Mudasar M, Meraj M, Hamid M, Khaskhili MS, Akhter N, Javed S. An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 531-533.


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Mudasar M, Meraj M, Hamid M, Khaskhili MS, Akhter N, Javed S. An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=71826 [Access: September 01, 2020].


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Mudasar M, Meraj M, Hamid M, Khaskhili MS, Akhter N, Javed S. An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 531-533.



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Mudasar M, Meraj M, Hamid M, Khaskhili MS, Akhter N, Javed S. An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ. (2020), [cited September 01, 2020]; 45(3): 531-533.



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Mudasar, M., Meraj, . M., Hamid, . M., Khaskhili, . M. S., Akhter, . N. & Javed, . S. (2020) An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. RMJ, 45 (3), 531-533.



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Mudasar, Muhammad, Munazzah Meraj, Mohsina Hamid, Muhammad Saleh Khaskhili, Naheed Akhter, and Sadia Javed. 2020. An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 531-533.



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Mudasar, Muhammad, Munazzah Meraj, Mohsina Hamid, Muhammad Saleh Khaskhili, Naheed Akhter, and Sadia Javed. "An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 531-533.



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Mudasar, Muhammad, Munazzah Meraj, Mohsina Hamid, Muhammad Saleh Khaskhili, Naheed Akhter, and Sadia Javed. "An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.3 (2020), 531-533. Print.



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Mudasar, M., Meraj, . M., Hamid, . M., Khaskhili, . M. S., Akhter, . N. & Javed, . S. (2020) An epidemiological study for seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 531-533.








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