Hepatitis B and C at drug addicts of i.v.drugs

Kamceva, Milka and Kamcev, Nikola and Gajdardziska-Siskova, Dijana and Karagozova, Glorija and Vitlarova, Jordanka (2002) Hepatitis B and C at drug addicts of i.v.drugs. 10th Internacional Congress of Infectious Diseases, Singapore, 11-14 March, 2002.

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Abstract

Background.Hepatitis B and C virus infections in Republic of Macedonia are serious medical and social problem. Aim of the work:Incidence of Hepatitis B and C at users of intravenous drugs in the district of Stip to be really determined. Methods.48 registered users of intravenous drugs were examined in the period from 1997 to 2000. 9 of them (18.75%) are patients with emphasized clinical picture of hepatitis and were hospitalized. In making the diagnosis besides the clinical picture and standard examinations, serological detection of HBsAg and anti HCV with ELISA methods were used. Results.48 registered drug users are tested and presence of HCV antibodies is detected at 44 of them (91.6%), at the same time presence of anti HCV and HBsAg at 3 of them (6.25%), and presence of HBsAg at only 1 (2.08%). Nine patients (18.75%) are with emphasized clinical picture of hepatitis and because of that they are hospitalized. The only presence of anti HCV is detected at 6 patients (66.66%) at 2 of them (22,22%) the presence of anti HCV and HBsAg at the same time is found and the only presence of HBsAg at 1 (11,11%). There is improvement of the clinical picture and labaratory results after the hospitalization of 30 days. But the prolonged increased amounts of transaminazis and the persistent presence of HCV antibodies and HBsAg are showing the chronic virus C and B hepatitis at these drug users. Conclusion.The virus hepatitis B and C is a very frequent disease of the drug users from the district of stip. All the 48 serologicaly tested drug users are bearers of the markers of Hepatitis C and B. Manifested clinical picture is registered at 9 (18.75%) drug users. Hepatitis C is dominate among the drug users.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Nikola Kamcev
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 09:33
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/23229

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