Presence and significance of transfusion-transmitted virus infection in Iranian patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

@article{Kheradpezhouh2007PresenceAS,
  title={Presence and significance of transfusion-transmitted virus infection in Iranian patients on maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Maryam Kheradpezhouh and Mahnaz Taremi and Latif Gachkar and Sohrab Aghabozorgi and Manouchehr Khoshbaten},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={106-11}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV), a recently discovered DNA virus, was first identified in patients with non-A to -G hepatitis following blood transfusion. Transmission is generally via the parenteral route but recent data suggest that TTV can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in March 2005 and included 324 patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) at 3 different centers in Tabriz, Iran. Demographic and… CONTINUE READING
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