Detection of hepatitis B viruses in normal individuals of Karachi

S. A. Qasmi, S. Aqeel, Osman Mesaik Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, S. I. Alam, A. Ahmad

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Abstract

Two hundred normal individuals of Karachi were screened for Hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg (Australia Antigens) to determine the presence of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) by Immunochromatography test (ICT). Performance of ICT was then compared with ELISA for reliance. ICT was found equally sensitive and specific with that of ELISA for HBsAg. Both the ICT and ELISA results showed that 3% normal individuals of Karachi were positive for HBV. Interestingly, no child below the age of 10 years was found positive for HBsAg in our study. However, it was > 6% in male adults making it necessary to screen out population for detecting HBV presence by rapid and simple ICT. In order to control the spread of HBV we recommend that non-infected population must be immunized with vaccine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Volume10
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Immunochromatography
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Hepatitis B virus
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Population
Vaccines

Keywords

  • Chromatography
  • Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
  • Hepatitis B surface antigens
  • Hepatitis B vaccines
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Immunoassay

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  • Medicine(all)

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Qasmi, S. A., Aqeel, S., Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, O. M., Alam, S. I., & Ahmad, A. (2000). Detection of hepatitis B viruses in normal individuals of Karachi. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 10(12), 467-469.

Detection of hepatitis B viruses in normal individuals of Karachi. / Qasmi, S. A.; Aqeel, S.; Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, Osman Mesaik; Alam, S. I.; Ahmad, A.

In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, Vol. 10, No. 12, 2000, p. 467-469.

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Qasmi, SA, Aqeel, S, Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, OM, Alam, SI & Ahmad, A 2000, 'Detection of hepatitis B viruses in normal individuals of Karachi', Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 467-469.
Qasmi, S. A. ; Aqeel, S. ; Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, Osman Mesaik ; Alam, S. I. ; Ahmad, A. / Detection of hepatitis B viruses in normal individuals of Karachi. In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP. 2000 ; Vol. 10, No. 12. pp. 467-469.
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