Alireza Makarem

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A global distribution has been shown for hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. Although the fecal-oral was considered as the primary infection route, there is controversial evidence for increased risk of the infection and consequent problems in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) with suppressed immunity. The aim is to find if(More)
Problem statement: Splenectomy is accompanied by a lifelong risk of overwhelming post splenectomy infection, mainly caused by encapsulated bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae. The mortality rate in those infected patients remains high. Therefore the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine has been recommended. Approach: To obtain information on the(More)
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