Karla P Souza

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A survey was conducted in the hemodialysis population of the state of Tocantins, Brazil, aiming to assess the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, to analyze associated risk factors, and also to investigate these viruses genotypes distribution. During January and March 2001, all patients (n = 100) were interviewed at(More)
A serological and molecular study of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was carried out in dialysis units in Central Brazil. Between 1995 and 1999, serum samples from all HBsAg-positive hemodialysis patients (n = 43) were tested for HBeAg/anti-HBe and subtyping by monoclonal ELISA. HBV DNA was detected by PCR and positive samples were genotyped by(More)
Hepatitis B vaccine is the most effective strategy for preventing the transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in haemodialysis centers. Nevertheless, lower vaccine responses have been reported in haemodialysis patients as compared with healthy subjects. This study examines the response to Euvax-B in Brazilian haemodialysis patients and staff. A total of 102(More)
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