HBSAG, ANTI-HCV, ANTI-HIV 1/2, AND SYPHILIS SEROPREVALENCE IN BLOOD DONORS IN EASTERN MARMARA REGION, TURKEY AND AN OVERVIEW OF TRANSFUSION TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS IN TURKEY


Altindis M., Koroglu M., MUTLU B., Demiray T., DAL T. , Sahin I., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.2, pp.343-347, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_2_51
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-347

Abstract

Introduction: Blood transfusion and component therapies are life-saving medical practices. However these therapies, are not without risks and may lead to the transmission of infectious agents from donor to recipient. Screening of blood donations for infectious agents is necessary to achieve transfusion safety. The aim of the study was to determine the six-years seroprevalence of HBV (hepatitis B virus), HCV (hepatitis C virus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and syphilis in blood donors and to present an overview of transfusion transmitted infections in Turkey.