Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus prevalence among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

A survey by serologic and molecular methods

Abeer A. Qadi, Hala Tamim, Ghada Ameen, Abdulrahman Bu-Ali, Sameer Al-Arrayed, Naglaa A. Fawaz, Wassim Y. Almawi

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Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections were assessed among 81 Bahraini and 34 Saudi hemodialysis patients and 7714 Bahraini and 2330 Saudi blood donors. Higher prevalence of HCV (9.24% vs 0.30%), hepatitis B surface antigen (5.88% vs 0.62%) were seen in patients versus control patients, and in Saudi patients compared with Bahraini patients. HCV genotypes were HCV 1a/1b plus HCV 4 among Bahraini patients and HCV 2/2a plus HCV 4 among Saudi patients. This is the first report on viral hepatitis in Bahrain and the first to compare HBV/HCV among dialysis patients in the Eastern Arabian Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

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Saudi Arabia
Hepatitis B
Hepacivirus
Dialysis
Hepatitis B virus
Surveys and Questionnaires
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Blood Donors
Hepatitis
Renal Dialysis
Genotype

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus prevalence among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia : A survey by serologic and molecular methods. / Qadi, Abeer A.; Tamim, Hala; Ameen, Ghada; Bu-Ali, Abdulrahman; Al-Arrayed, Sameer; Fawaz, Naglaa A.; Almawi, Wassim Y.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 32, No. 8, 12.2004, p. 493-495.

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Qadi, Abeer A. ; Tamim, Hala ; Ameen, Ghada ; Bu-Ali, Abdulrahman ; Al-Arrayed, Sameer ; Fawaz, Naglaa A. ; Almawi, Wassim Y. / Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus prevalence among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia : A survey by serologic and molecular methods. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2004 ; Vol. 32, No. 8. pp. 493-495.
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