University of Jos Institutional Repository >
Medical Sciences >
Medical Laboratory Sciences >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3240

Title: Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Nkup, Jude Yunzoom
Ofoeke, Prisca
Okojokwu, Julius Ocheme
Ujah, Otobo Innocent
Ejeliogu, Emeka Ubah
Anejo-Okopi, Joseph Aje
Keywords: Hbv
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: American Journal Of Laboratory Medcine (science Publishing Group)
Citation: Jude Yunzoom Nkup, Prisca Ofoeke, 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. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20180301.11 Received: September 23, 2017; Accepted: October 16, 2017; Published: December 5, 2017
Series/Report no.: Vol. 3;No. 1: Pp1-5
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3240
ISSN: 2575-3878
Appears in Collections:Medical Laboratory Sciences

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
10.11648.j.ajlm.20180301.11.pdf177.85 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback