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Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in surgical patients in Quetta, Pakistan
Pure and Applied Biology
Viral hepatitis is one of the conspicuous causes of hepatitis causing serious losses all over the world especially Pakistan. This cross-sectional study was aimed to screen preoperative general surgery patients in Quetta Balochistan, Pakistan. A total of 1000 (male = 627: female =373) individuals were screened through one step Immunochromatography (ICT) and the positive samples were reconfirmed through ELISA during 2016. Overall, 48/1000 (4.8 %) and 55/1000 (5.5 %) patients were found positivedoi:10.19045/bspab.2018.70056 fatcat:aiwv6qcyjjdxfd2x6fhlr4mqii