Response to hepatitis B virus vaccination in haemodialysis patients with and without hepatitis C infection
AbstractThe 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
Sorkhi, H., Roushan, M.R.H., Al Hashemi, G.H., Dooki, M.R.E. & Bai, S. (2008). Response to hepatitis B virus vaccination in haemodialysis patients with and without hepatitis C infection. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (4), 798-803, 2008 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117496
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (4), 798-803, 2008
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