Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Jos, Nigeria
American Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 1-5
Received: Sep. 23, 2017;
Accepted: Oct. 16, 2017;
Published: Dec. 5, 2017
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Jude Yunzoom Nkup, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Prisca Ofoeke, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Julius Ocheme Okojokwu, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Otobo Innocent Ujah, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
Emeka Ubah Ejeliogu, AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria; Department of Pediatric, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Joseph Aje Anejo-Okopi, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria; AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
The frequency of hepatitis B virus in patients with CKD undergoing haemodialysis maintenance has a medical importance in the transmission of the infection and the cause of kidney disease. We aimed to determine sero-prevalence of HBV in patients with chronic kidney disease. A total of 110 blood samples were collected from nephrology Department of Jos University Teaching Hospital and screened for HBsAg marker. HBsAg was detected using rapid chromatographic immunoassays for qualitative detection of HBsAg and was performed using one-step test strips for detection of HBsAg in serum sample. Out of the 110 patients selected, 56 were males and 54 females with an overall 15.5% HBsAg positivity. It was observed that HBsAg positive increases with prolonged duration of haemodialysis maintenance. The prevalence of HBsAg among Chronic Kidney Disease patients is high, however there was no significant association between HBV and chronic kidney disease in this cross-Sectional survey.
Jude Yunzoom Nkup,
Julius Ocheme Okojokwu,
Otobo Innocent Ujah,
Emeka Ubah Ejeliogu,
Joseph Aje Anejo-Okopi,
Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Jos, Nigeria, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine.
Vol. 3, No. 1,
2018, pp. 1-5.
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