Research Article

Seroprevalance of Hepatitis B Among Healty Blood Donors in Erzurum Region


  • Muharrem COŞKUN
  • Fatih ALBAYRAK
  • Ferda AKTAŞ
  • Doğan Nasır BİNİCİ
  • Yasin ÖZTÜRK

Viral Hepat J 2012;18(3):91-93


Hepatitis B virus-related chronic hepatitis is a major health problem in the world and for our country. The frequency of HBsAg positivity was 4% in recent studies has been reported in Turkey, our country is medium endemic region. Healthy blood donors are investigated with hepatitis B virus HBsAg and anti-HBs test. The purpose of this study to investigate the frequency of HBsAg and anti-HBs in healthy blood donors in Erzurum Region.

Materials and Methods:

Who HBsAg and anti-HBsAg positive volunteers in donors of blood bank, were investigated retrospectively between 2009-2010 to June . To this end, in all donors routinely performed HBsAg and anti-HBs test results are reviewed. The total number of patient was 463 at screening. HBsAg and anti-HBs was assayed by ELISA.


Approximately in 1 year, the total number of patients who were identified HBsAg positive were 4 / 463 (0.9%), the number of patients who were identified anti-HBsAg positive were 167/463 (36%) respectively. Donors were 52 women (11%), 411'i (89%) were male. All of the patients who were positive for HBsAg were men. Anti-HBs positive patients were 21 women (12%), 146 (88) were male.


Between 2009 and 2010 among blood donors in Erzurum Region, the frequency of HBs-Ag is approximately 1%, below the average of Turkey. Anti-HBsAg positive were 36%. These findingd suggest that our region is a low endemic region.

Keywords: Hepatitis B, seroprevalance

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