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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2005 Jan;23(1):41-3.

Prevalence of HBV and HCV dual infection in patients on haemodialysis.

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Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

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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