Introduction. For the first time, in the Republic of Moldova, there was established the seroprevalence of viral hepatitis B, C and E markers in patients with tuberculosis depending on gender, age and geographical areas.
Material and methods. 200 blood samples were collected from patients with tuberculosis and tested by the immuno-fermentative method for presence of viral hepatitis B, C and E markers.
Results. Following the investigations, it was established that the seroprevalence of the anti-HEV Ig marker in patients with tuberculosis is 12.0±2.3%. The seroprevalence of viral hepatitis B marker HBsAg in patients with tuberculosis was 13.5±2.4%, and that of viral hepatitis C anti-HCV – 9.0±2.0%. The study of investigations results for the presence of nominated markers depending on the geographical areas showed a significant statistically difference in the seroprevalence of the anti-HEV IgG marker in TB patients in the Central area of the country compared to the Southern area(p<0.05).
Conclusions. Patients with tuberculosis have a higher risk of developing viral hepatitis B, C and E, mainly affecting people aged 40-49 and > 60 years, including males.
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