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Due to frequent parenteral contact with blood transfusions hemodialysis patients are prone to acquire hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. To determine the role of HCV infection we investigated the prevalence of antibodies to HCV in 188 hemodialysis patients. The prevalence of antibodies to HCV was 7.4%. As compared to anti-HCV-negative patients,(More)
Eighty-eight dialysis patients were vaccinated with recombinant hepatitis B vaccine prepared in yeast. Fourty-nine patients were immunized 3 times (months 0, 1, 6) intragluteally with 40 micrograms hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) per dose. Only 32 of them (65.3%) showed anti-HBs concentrations above 10 IU/l with a geometric mean titer (GMT) of 180.7(More)
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