Viral Hepatitis in India: A Report from Delhi

Mohammad Irshad, Shiwani Singh, Mohammad Ahmad Ansari, Yogendra Kumar Joshi


Present study reports the etiological spectrum of viral hepatitis in different types of liver diseases in north India.
Sera from a total number of 370 adult patients belonging to various liver diseases were analysed for different
markers of hepatitis virus A, B, C, D and E infections. These sera were also tested to detect Torque Teno Virus
(TTV) infection in them. The results of analysis show hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection to be rare with hepatitis
B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) as the predominant cause of acute and chronic liver diseases.
Similarly, hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is quite common in acute viral hepatitis (AVH) and fulminant
hepatic failure (FHF) patients. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection could not be detected in these patients.
TTV-DNA was detected in high proportions in all the disease groups. All types of viral hepatitis in these liver
diseases have been discussed for various aspects.

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