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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-127
Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Hemodialysis Patients in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia


King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Fahad A Al-Muhanna
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40085, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies among hemodialysis patients in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia was 42.8%. This is comparable to the observations from the Central region of the country. Repeated blood transfusions of non-screened HCV blood seems to be the major factor responsible for this high prevalence. Clinical liver disease was infrequent in the early phase of the infection.


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