Viral hepatitis infection markers among blood donor in a national hospital of metropolitan Lima

Authors

  • Juan Morales Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • José Fuentes-Rivera Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • Carlos Delgado-Silva Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • Hernán Matta-Solis Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.343.2503

Keywords:

Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Blood donors

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of infection markers for hepatitis B and hepatitis C and to identify associated factors in blood donors. The study was carried out using data obtained from blood donor medical records collected in a public hospital in Lima. Of 28,263 individuals analyzed between 2012 and 2015, 0.6% (n=156) were reactive for HBsAg; 5.2% (n=1,465), for anti-HBc; and 0.8% (n=232), for anti-HVC. Positive results for HBsAg (p=0.319) and anti-HVC (p=0.037) were more common in voluntary donors. For HBsAg and anti-HBc, positive results were more common in individuals aged 50 years or older. The number of voluntary donors was higher among individuals younger than 20 years (p<0.001). The study indicates that reactivity to hepatitis infection markers is associated with voluntary donation and the age group of blood donors.

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Author Biographies

  • Juan Morales, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
  • José Fuentes-Rivera, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
    Facultad de Medicina
  • Hernán Matta-Solis, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
    Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Published

2017-09-29

Issue

Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

1.
Morales J, Fuentes-Rivera J, Delgado-Silva C, Matta-Solis H. Viral hepatitis infection markers among blood donor in a national hospital of metropolitan Lima. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2017 Sep. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];34(3):466-71. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2503