Assessment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) associated with hemodialysis patients in Thi-Qar province, Iraq

Khalaf, Ali Abdulhussein and Hussein, Khwam R (2022) Assessment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) associated with hemodialysis patients in Thi-Qar province, Iraq. In: IMDC-IST 2021, 7-9 September 2021, Sakarya, Turkey.

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Abstract

Hepatitis is liver inflammation that can lead to many fatal health problems. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood-borne virus. Hemodialysis patients are at greater risk of acquiring HCV infection and this is a major global health problem. The study included 120 samples from patients who underwent dialysis at the age range of 20 to 87 years; males were 58.3% while 41.7% were females. The study confirmed that the percentage of HCV infection among Hemodialysis patients was 30%, the high rate was in age groups 50-59 years (33.3 %), in males is high than females. There was an association between blood transfusion and HCV infection (P value=0.037). Also, the high percentage was in patients who remained more than 36 months 50.0% and twice sessions per week at 61.1%. Six isolates were recorded in the global GenBank with accession numbers: MW947494- MW947499. History of blood transfusions and a long period of Hemodialysis treatment were major risk factors for anti-HCV positive. HCV RNA testing should be conducted on all patients prior to Hemodialysis and blood before transfusion using PCR.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hcv hemodialysis patients pcr ns5b and 5'utr
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 13:18
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 13:18
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/10851

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