Study on prevalence of Hepatitis C infection in healthy and high risk groups

Developing country like India shows high prevalence of hepatitis C on account of lack of universal precautions while treating patients. This kind of transmission is seen more in cases of Thalesemias on regular blood transfusion, with renal diseases on haemodialysis and co-infection with hepatitis B along with patients admitted in various wards for treatment. Study was conducted with the objective to find out prevalence of HCV infection in patients with hepatitis B, Thalesemias, patients undergoing haemodialysis, patients admitted in hospital for other diseases who are hepatitis B negative, Ante-natal cases and voluntary healthy blood donors.