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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

Prevalence of HBV and HCV dual infection in patients on haemodialysis


1 Department of Microbiology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
G A Reddy
Department of Microbiology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.13872

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Hepatitis viral infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality in haemodialysis patients. One hundred and thirty four patients attending haemodialysis unit were screened for the presence of HBV and HCV infections. Eight (5.9%) patients were HCV positive while two (1.4%) patients had HBV infection. A dual infection with both the viruses was observed in five patients (3.7%).






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