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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-135
Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies in Hemodialysis Patients in Madinah Al Munawarah

1 Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Laboratory, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia

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Bassam Bernieh
Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah
Saudi Arabia
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This study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in our hemodialysis (HD) unit at Madinah Al Munawarah in Saudi Arabia. Fifty six of the 94 patients (60%) studied were positive for HCV, while none of the thirty staff members working in the same unit were positive. The positivity of HCV correlated significantly with duration on HD. No significant correlation was found with the number of blood transfusions, hepatitis B markers or liver enzymes.

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