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Summary We report on a viral hepatitis serosurvey done on 381 nursing students in Bangkok; 360 (94%) were female. The mean age was 20 (±3.6) years (range 16-41 years); 143, 92, 86 and 59 students came from Thailand’s Central, North, Northeast and South provinces, respectively. The overall prevalence of hepatitis A, B, C and E antibody in the students was 8.9%, 10.8%, 0.5% and 11.5%, respectively. The highest seroprevalence to hepatitis A was observed in cadets from the southern region of Thailand. Seroprevalence rates to hepatitis A and B were less than in other reported studies in Thailand.

Profil des anticorps de l’hépatite chez les étudiants en infirmerie de l’Armée Royale Thaï

Nous rapportons une enquête sérologique sur l’hépatite virale, effectuée sur 381 étudiants en infirmerie à Bangkok; 360 (94%) étaient de sexe féminin. La moyenne d’âge était de 20 ± 3,6 ans, intervalle de 16 à 41 ans. 143, 92, 86, et 59 étudiants venaient des provinces du centre, du nord, du nord-est et du sud de la Thaïlande, respectivement. La prévalence globale des anticorps de l’hépatite A, B, C et E chez les étudiants étaient de 8,9%, 10,8%, 0,5%, et 11,5%, respectivement. La plus haute séroprévalence de l’hépatite A a été observée chez les cadets de la région sud de la Thaïlande. Les taux de séroprévalence de l’hépatite A et B étaient moins élevés que dans d’autres études rapportées en Thaïlande.
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Keywords: Hepatitis; Humana;; Inmunoensayo;; Seroprevalencia;; Tailandia; Thailand; Thaïlande; Viral; enzyme immunoassay; estudiantes de enfermería;; hepatitis; humain; human; hépatite; nursing students; seroprevalence; séroprévalence; viral; étudiants en infirmerie

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1:  Analytical Division, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand 2:  Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand 3:  Royal Thai Army Nursing College, Phramongkutklao Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication date: 2009-06-01

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