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27. Frequency of Hepatitis B and C in Children with Hemophilia

Hafiz Sajid Khan1, Muhammad Obaid ur Rehamn1, Zafar Iqbal Bhatti2 and Aaqib Javed1


Objective: To determine the frequency of hepatitis B and C in children with hemophilia

Study Design: Cross Sectional Study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Pediatric Medicine, The Children’s Hospital Lahore from 03-08-2017 to 28-02-2018.

Materials and Methods: A total of 90 children aged between 6 months and 12 years with were selected after taking informed consent from parents. Bio data was entered in a predesigned structured performa. Test for hepatitis B and hepatitis C were sent. All information and test results were kept confidential. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 16.

Results: Results of our study showed that most of patients i.e. 54% were between ages of 37-72 months and all of them were male. It was also seen that most of the patients belonged to poor socio-economic status i.e. 53.3%. Regarding hepatitis prevalence, hepatitis B was present in 4 (4.4%) patients whereas hepatitis C was positive in 8 (8.9%) patients. Stratification by age, duration of disease and economic status did not reveal any significant differences.

Conclusion: Hepatitis B was found to be positive in 4.4% whereas hepatitis C was found in 8.9% of hemophilic patients.

Key Words: Hemophilia, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C.

Citation of articles: Khan HS, Rehamn MO, Bhatti ZI, Javed A. Frequency of Hepatitis B and C in Children with Hemophilia. Med Forum 2018;29(10):110-113.