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Original Article

The Dynamics of the Prevalence of Acute Viral Hepatitis and the Strategies against Viral Hepatitis in Mongolia

Batsukh Badamnachin, Tegshjargal Badamjav, Ganchimeg Dondov, Gantogtokh Dashjamts, Chinbayar Tserendorj, Tulgaa Lonjid, Bilegtsaikhan Tsolmon, Batbold Batsaikhan

Keywords : Acute hepatitis, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis D virus 5, Mongolia, Viral hepatitis

Citation Information : Badamnachin B, Badamjav T, Dondov G, Dashjamts G, Tserendorj C, Lonjid T, Tsolmon B, Batsaikhan B. The Dynamics of the Prevalence of Acute Viral Hepatitis and the Strategies against Viral Hepatitis in Mongolia. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2024; 14 (1):65-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1435

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common cancer in Mongolia. The relative importance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in HCC etiology is known to vary greatly from one part of the world to another. Principally, 95% of HCC patients have chronic viral hepatitis, including 53% hepatitis B virus, 38.9% HCV, and 5.6% have HBV/HCV coinfection. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection is widely spread in our country, anti-HDV has been found in more than 25% of carriers who have HBsAg. Materials and methods: We analyzed data of patients who had been diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis in the Department of adult hepatitis, National Center for Communicable Diseases in Mongolia from 1952 to 2018. Results: A total of 318,831 cases of acute viral hepatitis were registered in Mongolia between 1981 and 2019, which is 34.9 cases per 10,000 population. Of these, 265,931 cases of acute viral hepatitis A, or 28.6 per 10,000 populations, 48,855 cases of acute viral hepatitis B, or 5.5 cases per 10,000 populations, and 2,607 cases of acute viral hepatitis C, or 0.4 cases per 10,000 populations were recorded. Conclusion: The prevalence of viral hepatitis in our country was the highest in 1981–1991, but since 2012, the prevalence of infection has steadily decreased. In Mongolia, since 1960, multifaceted programs and activities to combat viral hepatitis have been successfully implemented at the national level.

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