Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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: 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167--170

Study of incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients


Pragati Chigurupati1, S Subbarayudu2, Sarath Babu3 
1 Department of Microbiology, GSL General Hospital, Rajahmundry, India
2 Department of Microbiology, ASARM, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Nephrology, ASARM, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Pragati Chigurupati
Department of Microbiology, GSL General Hospital, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
India

The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by antibody testing in hemodialysis (HD) patients. A total of 102 chronic renal failure patients on HD was studied. All the patients were tested for antiHCV. The overall prevalence of HCV infection was 23.5%. The longer a patient is on HD, the more susceptible he/she is to HCV acquisition. It is recommended that HD patients should be monitored in order to determine the full risk factors for HCV contamination observed in this study.


How to cite this article:
Chigurupati P, Subbarayudu S, Babu S. Study of incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:167-170


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Chigurupati P, Subbarayudu S, Babu S. Study of incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];7:167-170
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