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CABEZAS NIUBO, Elba Patricia et al. B and C hepatitis in patients with hemodialysis. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 138 patients with chronic kidney failure treated at the Hemodialysis Department of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba during the first semester of 2008, to determine the prevalence of B and C hepatitis viruses, according to clinical epidemiological variables. In the case material patients affected with hepatitis C, male sex and age group of 36 - 45 years prevailed. Time of hemodialysis and number of transfusions had a directly proportional relation to infected patients.

Palabras clave : B hepatitis virus; hepatitis virus; B hepatitis; C hepatitis; hemodialysis; secondary health care.

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