Prospective study of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients by monthly analysis of HCV RNA and antibodies.

@article{Moreira2003ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients by monthly analysis of HCV RNA and antibodies.},
  author={Regina C{\'e}lia Moreira and Jo{\~a}o Renato Rebello Pinho and Jorge Fares and Isabel Takano Oba and Maria Regina Alves Cardoso and Cl{\'a}udia Patara Saraceni and Celso Franscisco Hernandes Granato},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={503-7}
}
The aims of this study were to (i) evaluate the prevalence and the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in hemodialysis patients in two different centers in São Paulo (Brazil), (ii) determine the time required to detect HCV infection among these patients by serology or PCR, (iii) establish the importance of alanine aminotransferase determination as a marker of HCV infection, and (iv) identify the HCV genotypes in this population. Serum samples were collected monthly for 1 year from… CONTINUE READING

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