Dr. Aizaz Rafiq Chaudhry, Dr. Mariam Shah, Dr. Rana Ali Assadullah
Objective: To find out the frequency of hepatitis C in cases of type-II diabetes mellitus presenting at tertiary care hospital. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from April 2019 to October 2019 over the period of 6 months. Total 200 patients with type-II DM were selected for the study and hepatitis C was assessed in selected patients. Results: Mean age of the patients was 50.79 ± 12.21 years and frequency of hepatitis C was 70 (35%). Male patients were 82 (41%) and female patients were 118 (59%). Hepatitis C infection was insignificantly (P = 0.7635) associated with gender, DM status (controlled or poorly controlled) and duration of DM, but dyslipidemia was significantly associated with the hepatitis C infection. Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that a hepatitis C infection was most frequently prevalent in type-II diabetics. Male and female can equally be victim of hepatitis C infection. Results of this study also revealed that there is no associate of hepatitis C infection with good controlled DM or poorly controlled DM. Interestingly we found that dyslipidemia was significantly associated frequency of hepatitis C infection.