Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV in children with cancer at diagnosis and following therapy in Turkey: progress within the last 25 years


Kebudi R. , Agasoy T., Kizilocak H. , Ozdemir G. N.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.2, pp.82-85, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/turkpediatriars.2019.88261
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-85

Abstract

Aim: Children with cancer receiving intensive chemotherapy require multiple transfusions and are at increased risk for blood transmittable diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HBC), and HIV infections. The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV in children with cancer and to compare the results with findings in our previous cancer studies conducted before the national free HBV vaccination and the HCV screening program in blood banks were established.