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) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.906861
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.936-943


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.