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RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ, Lizette et al. Characterization of patients with hepatients with hepatitis c in the hemodialysis service.Cienfuegos 2019. Medisur [online]. 2021, vol.19, n.2, pp.220-227.  Epub Apr 30, 2021. ISSN 1727-897X.


Infection by the hepatitis c virus has been recognized as a health problem worldwide.


To determine the characteristics of patients with hepatitis C receiving treatment in the Hemodialysis Service of the Cienfuegos Specialized Outpatient Center from January 2019 to August 2019.


An observational, descriptive, longitudinal retrospective study was carried out with the 54 Hemodialysis patients with Hepatitis C. The variables used were: age, sex, place of origin, type of vascular access and time in treatment. The database of the Provincial Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology in Cienfuegos was used as a source of information.


The highest percentage of people with hepatitis C was concentrated between 50 to 54 years old; The average age being 53 years, the male sex stood out for the 84.93%, with the municipality of Cienfuegos predominating as the place of residence. Regarding the type of vascular access, the arterio-venous fistula contributed the 98.14%, while the treatment time that prevailed was more than 3 years for the 77.8%.

Conclusions: Hepatitis C in the hemodialysis service showed a similar behavior as described in the literature.

Keywords : renal dyliasis ;hepacivirus; hepatitis ;viral; human.

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