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Acute viral hepatitis in south-eastern of Iran: A serological analysis of 263 cases

(2008) Acute viral hepatitis in south-eastern of Iran: A serological analysis of 263 cases. Acta Med Iran. pp. 417-422. ISSN 00446025 (ISSN)

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There is no report on the etiology of acute viral hepatitis in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of Iran. We performed this study to compare the clinical, biochemical and demographic properties of acute viral hepatitis (AVH) in this province. Demographic and clinical data were collected from 263 patients with AVH. They were tested for HBsAg, IgM anti-HAV, IgM anti-HBc, IgM anti-HDV, or IgM anti-HCV. Numbers of patients with hepatitis A, B, C, D and non A-D were: 188 (75.5), 47 (17.9), 6 (2.3), 5(1.9) and 17(6.6), while mean ages were 6.1, 20.6, 20.2, 26.2 and 18.7 years, respectively. Hepatitis A patients presented with lower initial serum levels of bilirubin, ALT and AST, but higher alkaline phosphatase, and they were more likely to have anorexia, vomiting, fever, chills, abdominal pain and prodromal symptoms. Nearly all cases of AVH in children were due to Hepatitis A, whereas hepatitis B, C and D generally occurred in adults. There were some differences in clinical and laboratory findings regarding to the etiology. © 2008 Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Acute viral hepatitis Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis D Serology alanine aminotransferase alkaline phosphatase aspartate aminotransferase bilirubin hepatitis A antigen hepatitis B core antibody hepatitis B surface antigen hepatitis C antigen hepatitis delta antigen immunoglobulin M antibody abdominal pain adolescent adult aged alanine aminotransferase blood level alkaline phosphatase blood level anorexia article aspartate aminotransferase blood level bilirubin blood level child chill common cold constipation controlled study coughing delta agent hepatitis diarrhea female fever hepatomegaly human infant Iran major clinical study male nausea preschool child rigor school child sore throat splenomegaly urine color virus hepatitis vomiting
Page Range: pp. 417-422
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Med Iran
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 46
Number: 5
ISSN: 00446025 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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