Spectrum of HCV Positive Cases in A Gynae Unit

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S. Nayab Bilal
Shahnaz Akhtar
Musarrat Babar

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352 gynae patients admitted a gynae A unit LRH were screened for Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Out of which 20 were found to be positive (5.1%). Most of tehm were above 40 years of age and grandmultiparas. Previous history of surgery, Dilation and curettage (D&C, E&C), blood transfusion and contraceptive infections was established. As no vaccine is available and treatment with interferon and ribavirin is associated with serious side effects, therefore, early recorngition of infective patients and preventive measure to reduce the risk of transmission to other is important. 

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Bilal SN, Akhtar S, Babar M. Spectrum of HCV Positive Cases in A Gynae Unit. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];16(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/757
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