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Sero-prevalence of transfusion-transmissible infectious diseases among blood donors in Kassala, eastern Sudan


Tajeldin M. Abdallah and Abdel Aziem A. Ali

This was a retrospective analysis of consecutive bl ood donors’ records covering the period between January 2010 and June 2010 at Kassala Teach ing Hospital, eastern Sudan to determine the seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis in fections among blood donors. A total of 810 consecutive blood donors screened their age ranged between 19 – 58 year with mean (SD) 30.1 (13). The overall seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV a nd syphilis was 3%, 4.3%, 3.1% and 2.7% respectively. Of all the subjects 106 had serologic al evidence with infection with at least one pathogen and 17 had multiple infections. HBV-HCV wa s the most common combination (35.3%) followed by HBV - HIV (29.4%), HIV-syphilis (23.5%) , HIV-HCV (5.9%) and HCV-syphilis (5.9%). The prevalence rate of HBV, syphilis and HCV among HIV positive donors was 20.8%, 16.7% and 4.2% respectively. This high seroprevalence of transfusi on-transmissible infectious diseases call for mandatory and routine screening of HIV, HBV, HCV an d syphilis among blood donors in eastern Sudan, to ensure the safety of blood transfusion.

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