Abstract

PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTSAT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Author(s): Dr.B.V.Ramana1*,Dr.K.V.Sreedhar Babu 2,Dr.AbhijitChaudhury

Background:Hepatitis C  virus  infection  has  been  associated  with  various  extra-hepatic manifestations, and diabetes mellitus  is  one of  these.  Chronic hepatitis C virus infection  and  type  2  diabetes  mellitus  cause  long-term  complications  in  affected  patients.  Moreover,  both  disorders  are  common. Methods:In  this  study  300  patients  with previously confirmed diabetes or newly diagnosed diabetes according to World Health Organization criteria. The presence of hepatitis C virus    infection was tested by third generation ELISA kit.  Results: Out of 300 diabetics, 33 were found to be anti-HCV positive and all of them had type 2 diabetes mellitus. Serum alanine aminotransferase level was raised in positive cases as compared to the seronegative patients. Conclusion: The results show that there is a strong association between HCV and T2DM in the region as evident from significantly higher prevalence of HCV infection in diabetics as compared to the control group in the present study.

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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