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Malekian Naeen E, Motevalli Bashi M. An investigation on the prevalence of hepatitis B and its comparison with the results obtained from opium and syphilistests in men between 20-45 years old referring to Central Laboratory of Hasheminejad, Tehran, 2009. Iran J Med Microbiol. 2009; 3 (1) :49-54
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Background and objectives: Hepatitis B virus is one of the most common and important agent of acute, chronic hepatitis, liver cirhhosis and hepato cellular carcinoma in the world. In Iran the rate of infection varies in different provinces. The aim of this research was to study the prevalence of hepatitis B and its comparison with the results obtained from opium and syphilis tests in young men who want to get married in Tehran.
Materials and Method: The blood samples belonging to males (20-45 years old) referred to Hasheminejad Laboratory were collected and examined for HBs Ag levels by ELISA. Syphilis and opium were investigated by RPR and TLC tests respectively. The data were analyzed by chi-square and descriptive statistical tests.
Result: Among 1000 persons tested, 8(0.8%) cases were HBs Ag positive, 2(0.2%) cases were TLC positive and there was any positive result for RPR. There was any HBs Ag and opium positive in the same case.
Conclusion: According to the results obtained from our study, the rates of HBs Ag positive was less than expected rate. It is maybe due to prevention plans in our country
Keywords: HBs Ag, HBV, opium, syphilis
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medical Virology
Received: 2013/11/21 | Accepted: 2013/11/21 | ePublished: 2013/11/21

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