Abdelouahed El Malki

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Hepatitis C virus is a persistent epidemiological problem, with an estimated 170 million individuals infected worldwide, and the leading cause of asymptomatic chronic infection, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Injection drug users (IDUs) have the highest seroprevalence as compared to chronic hemodialysis and transfusion patients, and this(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B and the risk factors in Morocco. STUDY DESIGN A total number of 16,634 individuals were screened for HBsAg using the Murex HBsAg Version 3 assay and were interviewed using a structured standard questionnaire to collect information about risk factor. RESULTS Two hundred seventy-six(More)
Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses are major public health problems worldwide and are a serious cause of liver disease that may silently progress toward cirrho-sis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The epidemiology of HBV and HCV infection in Mor-occo was studied. A large screening of HBsAg and HCVab was performed by third generation ELISA. Hepatitis B and C(More)
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