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RODRIGUEZ BEYRIS, Reinaldo Pedro et al. Incidence of hepatitis C virus in hemodyalisis patients. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.10, pp.6087-6093. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 107 patients with end-stage chronic renal failure, treated with periodic hemodyalisis at the Hemodyalisis Service of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" General Teaching Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, from January to June 2012, who received at least three blood transfusions and also had the hepatitis C virus -- confirmed by ELISA immunoassay method--, in order to characterize them and to determine the virus morbidity in them. There was a predominance of males (53.0%), the age group of 45-54 years (30.0%) and hipertensive nephropathy as a cause of chronic renal failure (50.5%) in the study; also, less than three transfusions were made in 48 patients (51.0%). The hepatitis C virus remained a high morbidity in patients with end-stage chronic renal failure who received hemodyalisis in this Hemodyalisis Service.

Keywords : hepatitis C virus; end-stage chronic renal failure; hipertensive nephropathy; hemodyalisis treatment; Service of Hemodyalisis..

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