LGCmain
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 2261
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
IJPM is coming out with a Special issue on "Genitourinary & Gynecological pathology including Breast". Please submit your articles for these issues
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-5

The prevalence of transfusion transmitted diseases in renal transplant recipients.


Deptt. of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Correspondence Address:
N Choudhury
Deptt. of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 8972147

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Majority of renal transplant patients have history of blood transfusion. Out of a total of 120 renal transplant patients, 20 (16.6%) patients showed raised alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels (> 45 IU) on 2 or more occasions at 2 weeks interval. This study was undertaken to estimate the risk of transfusion transmitted diseases (TTD) in these 20 renal transplant patients. Another 200 voluntary blood donors were also included as control. Both subject groups were screened by ELISA for HBsAg, anti HBc (IgG & IgM), anti HCV, anti CMV (IgM), anti HIV and VDRL tests for syphilis. A total of 11 (55%) patients and 3 (1.5%) blood donors showed the evidence of HBsAg positivity (p < 0.01). Anti HBc antibody was present in 12 (60%) patients and 39 (19.5%) donors which was significantly (p < 0.01) different. Anti HCV antibody was detected in 5 patients and in one blood donor (p < 0.01). However, anti CMV antibody was present in 4 (20%) patients and 3 (1.5%) donors, respectively. There was no evidence of HIV and syphilis infection in both these groups. High incidence of hepatitis markers were observed in renal transplant patients.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed466    
    Printed25    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded78    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal