Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Hepatitis C


To determine the Knowledge, attitudes and practices of medical students concerning hepatitis B and hepatitis C

Dr. Kartikeya Khanna

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 9790-9795

Aim: To determine the Knowledge, attitudes and practices of medical students
concerning hepatitis B and hepatitis C
Methods: A questionnaire-based research was carried out among medical students. The
questions focused on knowledge and attitudes of Hepatitis B and C infections. The
research included 100 MBBS students in total. To measure Knowledge, Attitude, and
Practices Regarding Hepatitis B and C, a pretested proforma incorporating a
questionnaire was employed.
Results: This questionare research included 100 MBBS students in total. Respondents
were knowledgeable with hepatitis B risk factors, including contaminated blood
transfusions (98 percent), needle sharing (97 percent), infected mother-to-child
transmission (88 percent), unsafe sexual intercourse (94 percent), and tattooing/piercing
(85 percent). Hepatitis B may be transferred by a needle stick injury, according to 87
percent of pupils. None of the pupils had ever been harmed by a needle poke. Only 35
pupils (35%) were aware of universal safety requirements. Respondents were aware of
Hepatitis C risk factors, such as contaminated blood transfusions. 88 percent were
aware of needle sharing, 81 percent were aware of sick mother to child transmission, 63
percent were aware of risky sexual contact, and 64 percent were aware of
tattooing/piercing.
Conclusion: The medical students' knowledge and attitude toward Hepatitis B and C
are adequate. To limit the spread of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, medical students must
be sensitised to the many features of the illness and vaccinated via an active health
education campaign.

Serum Ferritin And Hepcidin Levels In Hepatitis C Patients

Ali Sami Mohammed; Layla Abd-Al-Sattar Sadiq Laylani; Mostafa Ali Abdulrahman; Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 408-411

The aim of the study detects the relation between serum ferritin and hepcidin with hepatitis C virus One hundred subjects (men and women) were taken in the current study. Forty-four subjects without infection used like control group and fifty-six subjects with hepatitis C virus. The results demonstrate high significant (P < 0.05) elevate in levels of serum ferritin and hepcidin in subjects with hepatitis C compare with health subjects. It was concluded that there is positive relationship between serum ferritin, hepcidin and hepatitis C.