Seroprevalence of HCV antibody among patients with beta-thalassemia major in amirkola thalassemia center, Iran

Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma And Immunology

Volume 6 - Number 1

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beta- thalassemia major is a common hemoglobinopathy in humans. In some journals, numerous studies have reported different prevalence of hepatitis C among (beta-thalassemia major because thalassemic patients need multiple blood transfusions and blood transfusion is a common transmission pathway for hepatitis C virus. Thus this study was performed for detection of anti-HCV between beta- thalassemia major patients in our region.