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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 1995 April-June;6(2):125-7.

Hepatitis C virus infection among hemodialysis patients in the eastern region of saudi arabia.

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King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.


The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies among hemodialysis patients in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia was 42.8%. This is comparable to the observations from the Central region of the country. Repeated blood transfusions of non-screened HCV blood seems to be the major factor responsible for this high prevalence. Clinical liver disease was infrequent in the early phase of the infection.

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