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Dr Uzma Mansoor
Dr Kiran Fatima
Dr Kamlesh Kumar Ahuja
Dr Abira Khan
Dr Asif Khan


Chronic, Hepatitis C infection, diabetes mellitus


Objectives:To determine the frequency of diabetes mellitus in patients with chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

Materials and Methods:  In this cross sectional study, we enrolled a total of 102 patients of both gender. The study duration was 6 month from (August, 2023 to January, 2024) and was conducted at Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi Pakistan. All the patients were clinically examined. 5 ml blood were obtained from all the patients and send to laboratory for testing Fasting blood sugar.  HCV Ab test, used for initial screening for hepatitis C, was also done to conform the hepatitis C infection.

Results: The mean age of the 102 patients enrolled in the study was 39.04 ± 8.99 years. Among them, 62 (60.8%) were male, while the remaining 40 (39.2%) were female. The majority of patients, 78 (76.5%), fell within the age group of 31-50 years, followed by 12 patients each (11.8%) in the age groups of 18-30 years and >50 years. Diabetes mellitus (DM) was diagnosed in 33 (32.4%) patients. Stratification of DM with respect to age groups and gender was conducted, revealing insignificant p-values in both cases.

Conclusion: The study concluded that there is association between chronic Hepatitis C infection and diabetes mellitus.

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