Seropositivity of Hepatitis A in Children Aged 7-14 Years in Diyarbakir Province Center


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Pirinccioglu A. G. , Adiguzel S., Ozekinci T.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.24, ss.936-943, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.906861
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.936-943

Özet

Background: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a common morbidity in society, and mortality is more common in older ages. It is important to identify the prevalence in the population, the development of primary protection methods, and vaccination policies. This study aimed to identify anti-HAV seropositivity in children in 3 different schools in Diyarbakir, Turkey, to evaluate the risk factors influencing prevalence, and thus to develop strategies to prevent infection.