Usman Ali Rehman, Anjum Razzaq, Hamil Khalil, Nauman Ismat Butt, UmerFarooq, Faisal Mushtaq

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Prevalence of Co-infection with Hepatitis C among tuberculosis patients presenting at Gulab Devi Hospital,

Usman Ali Rehman, Anjum Razzaq, Hamil Khalil, Nauman Ismat Butt, UmerFarooq, Faisal Mushtaq



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ABSTRACT

 

Aim:: To determine the prevalence of co-infection with hepatitis C among patients of tuberculosis presenting at Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore.

Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study at Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore from 1st January 2018 to 30th June, 2019 which included 400 cases consecutive cases of TB. Informed consent was taken from all participants. Proforma was used to record demographic data.  Collected samples were tested for anti HCV at Department of Pathology, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore. Results were analyzed using SPSS ver 22.

Results: A total of 400 cases of diagnosed tuberculosis were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was 34.58 +/-17.19 years. 214 (53.5%) of the patients were male while 186 (46.5%) of the patient were female. Of the 400 patients, 31(7.75%) had co infection with Hepatitis C. When stratification of variables was done it was found that education was the only significant factor. (p = 0.0213)

Conclusion: Hepatitis C co-infection is common in patients of tuberculosis. Patients should be offered screening to help detect and treat the conditions timely.

Keywords: Co-infection, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis

 




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