ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
Prevalence of Hepatitis G Virus in Blood Donors and Recipients [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2003; 20(2): 85-90

Prevalence of Hepatitis G Virus in Blood Donors and Recipients

Hasan Kaya1, Fuat Erdem1, M. Fevzi Polat2, İlhami Kıkı1, Mehmet Gündoğdu1, Fatih Özçıçek1
1Department Of Haematology, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk Univeresity, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department Of Biochemistriy, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk Univeresity, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department Of Biotechnology Application And Research Center, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection in patients who had received multiple blood components and in blood donors and the possible coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Eighty patients who had received multiple blood components and 70 eligible blood donors, as controls were included in this study. HGV RNA was determined by reverse polymerase chain reaction in serum. HGV-RNA was detected in three (3.7%) of patients and in one (1.4%) of controls. Statistical analysis showed no difference between the groups (p> 0.05). HGV and HCV coinfection was not observed in both patient and control groups. Although the most important risk factor for HGV infection was found to be blood transfusions in various studies, this study showed that there is not significant relationship between blood components transfusion and HGV infection.

Keywords: Hepatitis G virus, Blood donors.


Kan Ürünü Verici ve Alıcılarında Hepatit G Virüs Prevalansı

Hasan Kaya1, Fuat Erdem1, M. Fevzi Polat2, İlhami Kıkı1, Mehmet Gündoğdu1, Fatih Özçıçek1
1Department Of Haematology, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk Univeresity, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department Of Biochemistriy, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk Univeresity, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department Of Biotechnology Application And Research Center, Faculty Of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Kan Ürünü Verici ve Alıcılarında Hepatit G Virüs Prevalansı Bu yazıda, çok sayıda kan ürünü alan hastalar ve vericilerinde hepatit G virüs prevalansını ve hepatit C virüs (HCV) infeksiyonunu inceledik. Çok sayıda kan ürünü alan 80 hasta ve kontrol grubu olarak 70 kan ürünü vericisi çalışmaya alındı. HGV RNA serumda PCR ile belirlendi. Hastaların üçünde (%3.7) ve vericilerin birinde (%1.4) HGV RNA pozitif bulundu. Istatistik analiz gruplar arasında fark göstermedi (p> 0.05). Her iki grupta da HGV ve HCV infeksiyon birlikteliği gösterilmedi. Her ne kadar pek çok çalışmada HGV infeksiyonu için en önemli risk faktörü kan transfüzyonu olarak gösterilmekte ise de bu çalışmada bu ilişki gösterilemedi.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Hepatit G virüs, Kan ürünü. Turk J Haemato


Hasan Kaya, Fuat Erdem, M. Fevzi Polat, İlhami Kıkı, Mehmet Gündoğdu, Fatih Özçıçek. Prevalence of Hepatitis G Virus in Blood Donors and Recipients. Turk J Hematol. 2003; 20(2): 85-90

Corresponding Author: Hasan Kaya, Türkiye


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