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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 179-182

Hepatitis B Surface And e Antigen Amongst Blood Donors In Uttar Pradesh

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Specimens of sera collected from 1075 blood donors of which 1000 were voluntary (VBD) and 75 professional (PBD) in and around Varanasi were subjected to detection of hepatitis B surface (HBsAg) and e antigens (HBeAg) by latex agglutination and ELISA respectively. All the sera were screened for HIV antibody as well as by ELISA. The incidence of HBsAg was observed to be 5.5% and 13.3% amongst VBDs and PBDs respectively. HBeAg was detected in 78% and 60% of positive HBsAg sera amongst VBD and PBD respectively. All the sera were negative for HIV antibody. The urban population was having significantly higher HBsAg detection rate than rural population amongst VBDs. Donors at blood bank, thus pose a great risk of HBV transmission in Uttar Pradesh.

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