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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Evaluation of antibodies to hepatitis B(Anti HBs) titres in health care workers in a Tertiary care centre


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Author Details : Wajiha Iftekhar, Neelima Angali*, MVNL Ram Mohan, Basheer Ahmed, V D Teja

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 62-65


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Abstract

Aim : To evaluate the anti-HBs titres among medical students and Health Care Workers (HCW) who are
vaccinated against Hepatitis B virus and find the level of protection among HCWs.
Materials and Methods : The study was done at the Department of Microbiology, Nizam’s Institute of
Medical Sciences. The study group included residents from various medical and surgical departments, lab
assistants and research fellows. It was a prospective cross sectional study.
Results : A total of 56 subjects were included in the study ,all were Hbs antigen negative and vaccinated
for Hepatitis B. Out of 56 subjects, 50(89%) had titres in the protective range (>10mIU/ml), 2(3.57%) had
titres <10mIU> Conclusion : All health care workers though vaccinated should regularly check the titres for optimum
protection. Health care workers who are at a higher risk of exposure to Hepatitis B should be vaccinated
and have their titres monitored every 5 years.

Keywords: Anti HBs titres health care workers Hepatitis B.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmmtd.2020.013

How to cite : Iftekhar W, Angali N, Mohan M R, Ahmed B, Teja V D, Evaluation of antibodies to hepatitis B(Anti HBs) titres in health care workers in a Tertiary care centre. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2020;6(1):62-65

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