Viral hepatitis C and B among dialysis patients at the Rabat University Hospital: prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Lioussfi2014ViralHC,
  title={Viral hepatitis C and B among dialysis patients at the Rabat University Hospital: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Zineb Lioussfi and Zineb Errami and Aicha Radoui and Hakima Rhou and Fatima Ezzaitouni and Naima Ouzeddoun and Rabea Bayahia and Loubna Benamar},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={672-9}
}
The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients at the Rabat University Hospital and to identify the major risk factors for transmission. A retrospective study was performed in 67 chronic HD and 36 peritoneal dialysis patients. For the screening of viral infections, we tested for anti-HCV antibodies and HBs antigen (Hbs Ag). We compared infected… CONTINUE READING