Which hepatitis is more common Pakistan?

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Which hepatitis is more common Pakistan?

Pakistan has the world’s second highest prevalence of hepatitis C, second only to Egypt. A survey done in 2007 found that close to 7% of people in the province of Punjab had hepatitis C, while around 5% of people were infected in the entire country.

How many people have hepatitis in Pakistan?

Within the Region, Pakistan and Egypt bear 80% of the disease burden and within Pakistan almost 12 million people are suffering from hepatitis B or C. Each year brings about 150 000 new cases. The majority of people catch this infection in health care settings without being aware of it.

What is a good HCV ratio?

A single negative hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA test result together with a reactive HCV antibody screen result with a signal-to-cutoff ratio of 8.0 or greater does not rule out the possibility of chronic HCV infection. Repeat testing for HCV RNA in 1 to 2 months is recommended in patient at risk for chronic hepatitis C.

Where is HCV most common?

Hepatitis C occurs in nearly every part of the world but is most common in some countries in Asia and Africa.

How can hepatitis be prevented?

There are many ways you can reduce your chances of getting hepatitis:

  1. Get the vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
  2. Use a condom during sex.
  3. Don’t share needles to take drugs.
  4. Practice good personal hygiene such as thorough hand-washing with soap and water.
  5. Don’t use an infected person’s personal items.

What is the S CO ratio?

Conclusion: S/CO ratio is a useful indicator in predicting HCV viremia among anti-HCV-reactive hemodialysis patients. Patients with an S/CO ratio >65 can be regarded as those with active HCV infection. Alternatively, patients with reactive anti-HCV but with an S/CO ratio <65 should receive further RT-PCR test.

What is the normal range of HCV?

Normal range for this assay is “Not Detected”. The quantitative range of this assay is 10 – 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.0 – 8.0 log IU/mL).

What hepatitis is curable?

All types of hepatitis are treatable but only A and C are curable. Most people with hepatitis A or hepatitis B infection will recover on their own, with no lasting liver damage. In rare cases, people with hepatitis B will develop chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer.

Can you recover from hepatitis?

About 85 percent of people with hepatitis A recover within three months, and almost all recover within six months. The disease does not become chronic, and there are no long-term health implications.

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