Hepatitis C and hemodialysis: a review

Hepatitis C and hemodialysis: a review

Autor Moreira, Regina Célia Google Scholar
Lemos, Marcilio Figueiredo Google Scholar
Longui, Carlos Alberto Google Scholar
Granato, Celso Francisco Hernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Adolfo Lutz Institute Virology Service Laboratory of Hepatitis
Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo
Faculty of Medical Sciences Santa Casa de São Paulo Molecular Medicine Laboratory
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Hepatitis C is a serious public health problem throughout the world; chronic renal patients are highly exposed to this infection. This could be due to a failure to identify carriers of this disease or because of a lack of truly effective biosafety measures implemented in the dialysis units. Molecular biology techniques have allowed for the understanding of this virus in detail, including its replication mechanisms. Epidemiological studies have been made throughout the world, with the goal of determining the dissemination dynamics of this agent, in addition to examining the predominance of the different genotypes, and the possible mutants that are involved. Many questions must still be answered concerning infection by Hepatitis C virus (HCV); this is especially important for immunosuppressed patients.
Palavra-chave Hepatitis C (HCV)
hemodialysis
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2005-08-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 9, n. 4, p. 269-275, 2005.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publicador Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 269-275
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702005000400001
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702005000400001 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/2629

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