Abstract

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C among Dental Technicans Admitted to Occupational Diseases Hospital

Background: Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) are blood borne pathogens which are the major cause of viral hepatitis. And they are important occupational hazards for health care workers. In this we investigated the seroprevalance of HBV and HCV among dental technicans.
Materials and method: Sera samples were analyzed for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B antibody (Anti-HBs) and hepatitis C antibody (Anti-HCV) in dental technicans who work in Ankara.
Results: Total of serology results of 583 dental technicans were evaluated. HBsAg, Anti-HBs and Anti-HCV were detected in 3.08%, 45.9% and 0%, respectively.
Conclusion: Dental technicans are not at risks for HBV and HCV more than the normal population.


Author(s):

Cayci YT, Nadir OT, Dilek E, Nihal E, Yilmaz OH and Tutkun E



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