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Zadfettah F, Bolourian M, Sadegh A. Postvaccination Hepatitis B Antibody titer on students of Ardebil ‎College of Dentistry ‎. Iran J Med Microbiol 2016; 10 (3) :68-72
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1- Endodontics Department, Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran , firozzadfatah@gmail.com
2- Endodontics Department, Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran
Abstract:   (10702 Views)

Background and Aim: Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. Thus, the present study focused on antibody titer among HBV-vaccinated dental students in order to evaluate the efficacy of Hepatitis B vaccine and the associated factors.

Materials and Methods: descriptive observational study method was used, which included questionnaires and serologic tests. The questionnaires contained questions on personal specifications, according which as many as 76 individuals were qualified as the subjects of the study. Blood samples were taken from the subjects in order to run test on Hepatitis B by using ELISA test. Statistical analysis was done on the obtained data by using Chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test.

Results and Conclusions:: According to the obtained results, 6.6% of the students had a negative titer, while another 6.6% were in borderline situation; whereas 86.8% produced a positive titer. Furthermore, the results revealed that there was an insignificance difference between Hepatitis B Antibody titer values and variables such as gender and needlestick injuries (P≥0/05); whereas, Hepatitis B Antibody titer was significantly different for pre-clinical and clinical students. Based on achieved results, revaccination (booster shot) must be considered for the individuals with a negative Hepatitis B Antibody titer who are considered as high-risk group in the society.

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Type of Study: Brief Original Article | Subject: Medical Virology
Received: 2016/01/26 | Accepted: 2016/04/12 | ePublished: 2016/10/16

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