Screening for Hepatitis C in Gynecological population
A prospective study, conducted in department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Services Hospital. One hundred consecutive patients admitted for major gynaecological procedures were screened for hepatitis C during routine investigations. HBC infection was confirmed by anti HCV antibodies; Liver function tests and PCR was offered to those with deranged liver function tests. Seven out of a hundred patients were hepatitis C positive, all with normal liver function tests. One out of seven partners (15%) were HCV positive.
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