DOI: 10.46683/jmvi.2023.78
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HBV, HCV, and HIV Seroprevalence in Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia

Erhan Renan Uçaroğlu,
Faduma Nur Adan

Abstract: Hemodialysis (HD) patients are a special group of patients who are at high risk for infection and related complications. Blood-borne viruses associated with chronic diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in HD patients. Immunodeficiency of the patients, weak protective efficacy of vaccines (HBV etc.), invasive vascular procedures, long-term dialysis applications and device-related contaminated bloo… Show more

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