Search of hepatitis-B infection in relatives of chronic carriers in the province of Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru

Authors

  • César Cabezas Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico infectólogo tropicalista
  • Johanna Balbuena-Torres Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. bióloga
  • Luis Javier Crispín Huamaní Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Estudiantil en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Cristhian Landa Huaman Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Estudiantil en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Jeniffer Rios-Rojas Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Estudiantil en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Andrea Sucari-Idrogo Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Andrea Anampa-Guzmán Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica de San Fernando, Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. estudiante de Medicina http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4292-1137

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2018.354.3833

Keywords:

Hepatitis B, Prevalence, Family transmission, Elimination

Abstract

A plan of elimination of the virus of B hepatitis (HBV) is feasible because the immunization has had good impact, as it has been documented in the province of Huanta in Peru. The objective of our study was to determine the frequency of the infection by HBV in relatives of carriers of the surface antigen of the virus of hepatitis B (HBsAg). This cross-sectional study included 39 relatives of chronic carriers, identified at Hospital de Apoyo de Huanta. Sociodemographic data and blood samples were collected. The total frequency of infection by HBV was 10.3%, and the majority corresponded to chronic infection (7.7%). One third had a history of infection by HBV. The family members with HBV infection were mainly adult alcoholics who had not been vaccinated. In conclusion, we found a high frequency of HBV in relatives of carriers of HBsAg. This strategy would help identify chronic carriers that can be treated and to contribute to a plan for the elimination of HBV.

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2018-12-21

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Cabezas C, Balbuena-Torres J, Crispín Huamaní LJ, Landa Huaman C, Rios-Rojas J, Sucari-Idrogo A, et al. Search of hepatitis-B infection in relatives of chronic carriers in the province of Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];35(4):647-51. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/3833

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