Hepatitis B virus remains the leading cause of cirrhosis of liver in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Dulal Chandra Das Medical Officer, Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Mamun Al Mahtab Associate Professor, Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Abdur Rahim Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali
  • Debraj Malakar Department of Hepatology, BSMMU,Dhaka
  • Anwarul Kabir Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Salimur Rahman Professor, Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i3.33137

Keywords:

Liver Cirrhosis, Chronic HBV and HCV infection, NASH, Alcohol

Abstract

Cirrhosis is a serious and irreversible disease. It is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. Present study was conducted to evaluate the aetiological factors of liver cirrhosis. This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Patients attending Hepatology Green Unit, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka in 2014 with cirrhosis were included. Total 770 patients were studied, 525(68.18%) males and 245(31.82 %) females. Majority of patients, 379(49.22%) had HBV infection, 162(21.04%) had NASH, 113(14.68%) had HCV infection, 31(4.02%) had alcohol abuse, 28(3.64%) had Wilsons disease , 23(2.98%) had autoimmune hepatitis and no etiological factors (cryptogenic) were recorded in 34 (4.42%) patients. HBV infection was the major risk factor for cirrhosis in our patients.

Bangladesh Med J. 2016 Sep; 45 (3): 164-166

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Dulal Chandra Das, Medical Officer, Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka



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Published

2017-07-05

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Das, D. C., Mahtab, M. A., Rahim, M. A., Malakar, D., Kabir, A., & Rahman, S. (2017). Hepatitis B virus remains the leading cause of cirrhosis of liver in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 45(3), 164–166. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i3.33137

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