Mohammad Ashraf Want

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To determine the prevalence of antibody to hepatitis E virus (IgM anti-HEV) among haemodialysis patients and evaluate whether there was an increased risk of infection and exposure to HEV in an area of endemic viral hepatitis, serum samples obtained from 83 Saudi patients on chronic haemodialysis (group 1), 400 sex- and age-matched healthy subjects (group 2)(More)
Methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is an inborn error of metabolism that results in the accumulation in blood, and increased excretion in the urine of, methylmalonic acid. It may present either as an acute, often fatal, condition in infancy, or in a more chronic intermittent form in older children. Organ involvement including kidneys has been described. We report(More)
A 53-year-old renal allograft recipient developed nocardial cerebral abscess. It manifested clinically with encephalitis, polycythemia, convulsions, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and a space-occupying lesion presenting as multiple ring shadows in the left fronto-parietal lobe on computerized tomography (CT scan) of the(More)
Data from different regional hospitals of Saudi Arabia were collected to know the prevalence, clinical features and results of therapy of tuberculosis, in patients on dialysis. Eight hospitals located in five different provinces of Saudi Arabia were involved. There were 132 patients with TB on dialysis of whom 75 were males (mean ages in different hospitals(More)
A 40 year old patient with end-stage renal disease developed features of calciphylaxis and tumoral calcification after four and half years on regular haemodialysis. The patient had hyperphosphatemia, with high calcium-phosphate index and radiological evidence of hyperparathyroidism before the onset of symptoms. Conservative management was without success(More)
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