January 2001, Volume 51, Issue 1

Editorial

Tuberculosis

A.M. Mernon

It is estimated that 268,000 Pakistanis developed (T.B) last year1. Approximately 26% of deaths from treatable causes among adults in Pakistan are due to T.B. Since most of these cases are under 45 years of age2, the socio-economic imp

Unsafe Injections: a Potential Source of HCV Spread in Pakistan

S. A. Mujeeb

Pakistan has a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection. Sixty percent prevalence among liver cancer patients, 51% among beta thalassaemia major patients, 46% among hemodialysed patients, 43% among chronic liver disease patients, 180% among cirrhotics, 20% among commercial blood d

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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