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Title: Response to hepatitis B virus vaccination in haemodialysis patients with and without hepatitis C infection
Authors: Sorkhi, H.
Roushan, M.R.H.
Al Hashemi, G.H.
Dooki, M.R.E.
Bai, S.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of hepatitis B virus [HBV] vaccination and the response to vaccine in individuals on haemodialysis with and without HCV infection. From April 2000 to September 2003 all haemodialysis patients referred to the haemodialysis department in a Babol hospital received 4 microg vaccine intramuscularly at 0, 1, and 6 months. All were negative for HBV infection markers [HBcAb, HBsAg and HBsAb]. Of 62 patients, 53 [85.5%] responded to vaccination and 26 [49.1%] were high responders. All individuals with HCV infection responded to vaccination. Duration of haemodialysis had no effect on response to vaccination
Description: 798-803
Keywords: Renal Dialysis
Hepatitis C
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Subject: Hepatitis B Vaccines
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117496
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1404/14_4_2008_0798_0803.pdf
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