Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus seroprevalence in rural areas of the southwestern region of Turkey


AKÇAM F. Z. , USKUN E. , AVSAR K., SONGUR Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.13, no.2, pp.274-284, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.07.005
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-284

Abstract

Objectives: Most previous studies on the frequency of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have analyzed data obtained from blood donors and risk groups. Few studies have been conducted in the field in rural and urban areas of Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV and to investigate the association with risk factors.