Hepatitis B and C infection in haemodialysis patients in Libya: prevalence, incidence and risk factors

@inproceedings{Alashek2012HepatitisBA,
  title={Hepatitis B and C infection in haemodialysis patients in Libya: prevalence, incidence and risk factors},
  author={Wiam A Alashek and Christopher William Mcintyre and Maarten W Taal},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Patients receiving maintenance haemodialysis (HD) are at higher risk for acquiring Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections than the general population. Strict infection control measures are essential to prevent nosocomial transmission. We aimed to investigate the incidence and prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in the HD population of Libya as well as risk factors for infection. METHODS All adult patients receiving maintenance HD (n=2382) in Libyan dialysis… CONTINUE READING
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