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Table 3 HCV prevalence in HD patients in different areas of Pakistan

From: Rising burden of Hepatitis C Virus in hemodialysis patients

Reference Place Study year Publication year Method Sample size HCV positive (%)
Gul and Iqbal [21] Sheikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore Dec1999 2003 ELISA 50 33(68)
Shafiq et al [22] Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore 2001-2002 2002 ELISA 190 47(24.7)
Shall et al [23] Sheikh Zayed hospital, Lahore 2000-2002 2003 ELISA 122 24(19.7)
Khokhar et al [24] Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad 2002-2003 2005 ELISA 97 23(23.7)
Zarkoon et al [25] Sandeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta Jan 2006-June 2007 2008 ELISA 97 23(23.7)
Ali et al [26] Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - 2011 PCR 28 2(07)
Current study KTH, HMC & National Diagnostic Dialysis Center, Peshawar Jan-April2010 2011 ELISA 384 29