Research Article

Seropositivity of HBsAg and anti-HCV in Pregnant Women in Adıyaman


  • Servet KÖLGELİER
  • Lütfi Saltuk DEMİR
  • Nazlım AKTUĞ DEMİR
  • Serap ÖZÇİMEN
  • Selçuk TABAK

Viral Hepat J 2012;18(3):98-101

Objective: Aim of this study was to determine rate of HBsAg, Anti-HBs and Anti-HCV positivity rates among pregnant women in Adiyaman. Materials and Methods: HBsAg, Anti-HBs and Anti-HCV data of women between 1-January-2008 and 31-December 2011 were retrospectively scanned from laboratory records. Anti HBs above 10 IU/mL was accepted as positive. Results: Mean age of 9420 pregnant women admitted to clinics was 23.4 (range 18-45). HBsAg was positive in 442 (4.7%), Anti-HBs was positive in 3624 (38.4%), and Anti-HCV was positive in 27 (0.286%) of pregnant women. Rate of HBsAg positivity was 1.33% in 18-25 years age group; 2.05% in 26-30 years age group; 0.78% in 31-35 years age group; 0.32% in 36-40 years age group; and 0.18% in above 40 years age group. Conclusion: In conclusion, HBsAg and Anti-HCV positivity rates of pregnant women in our city was in concordance with other results from our country although South East Anatolia region which includes our city has generally high HBV prevalence and fertility rates. (Viral Hepatitis Journal 2012; 18(3): 98-101)

Keywords: Pregnant HBsAg, pregnant anti-HCV

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