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Title: Hepatitis C virus infection in haemodialysis patients
Authors: Roger, Simon D ;Crewe, E.;Cunningham, A.;Harris, D.C.
Issue Date: Feb-1991
Source: Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 22-24
Journal title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Abstract: Antibody to hepatitis C has been variously detected in 1-20% of haemodialysis patients in recent studies from overseas. To determine the frequency of antibodies to the C100-3 protein of the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) a cross-sectional study was performed in 60 patients on maintenance haemodialysis in Western Sydney. Six patients (10%) were anti-HCV seropositive. Four of the six anti-HCV positive patients were also hepatitis B core antibody positive, compared with nine of 54 anti-HCV negative patients (p less than 0.05). All anti-HCV positive patients had received multiple blood transfusions. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was not useful as a screening test. Recent evidence suggests that anti-HCV seropositivity underestimates infectivity.
ISSN: 0004-8291
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Dialysis
Kidney Disease
Appears in Collections:Renal Medicine

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