Vol. 2 No. 02 (2018)
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Prevalence of Acute Viral Hepatitis in Southern Part of Bangladesh

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HN Sarker
Professor, Medicine, SBMC, Barishal
Bh Saha
Professor, Medicine, SBMC, Barishal
M Hasan
Asstt. Registrar, Medicine Unit-II, SBMCH, Barishal

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Background: Viral hepatitis is the most common cause of acute hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is caused by infection with any of at least five distinct viruses. Out of them, the three most commonly identified viruses in developing countries are Hepatitis A Virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV). Hepatitis A Virus and hepatitis E virus spread by faecooral route which are endemic in those area where sanitation is poor. Hepatitis B virus spreads by parenteral, sexual and vertical transmission. Materials and methods: This is a prospective study conducted in Medicine unit -II of Sher-eBangla Medical College Hospital, Barishal, Bangladesh over a period of six months (January '18 to June '18) among the patients of Acute Viral Hepatitis to find out the underlying aetiology, to see the patterns of presentation and risk factors. Result: Male (76.7%) and younger age group<30yrs (73.3%) constituted the bulk of the cases. Majority of the cases (81 %) came from low socioeconomic condition. Out of 120 patients of Acute Viral Hepatitis, 70% are caused by HEV, 23.3% by HBV and 6.7% by HAV.


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Published 21-09-2021

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Sarker H, Saha B, Hasan M. Prevalence of Acute Viral Hepatitis in Southern Part of Bangladesh. Planet (Barisal) [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 21 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];2(02):5. Available from: https://bdjournals.org/index.php/planet/article/view/52