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Screening of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in hemodialysis patients / Nouran Ali Beeb ; Lin Al Naal ; Nadia Tiro ; Muamen Khir Allah Al Shaar

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: Ph00029

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Hepatitis is a liver infection characterized by inflammation of the liver tissue. Infectious causes of hepatitis include viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, as well as non-infectious causes, such as radiation, drugs, chemicals, autoimmune diseases, and toxins. Viral infection accounts for most hepatitis cases observed in the clinical setting. The main subtypes of hepatitis include HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV. Infections with these viruses can lead to the onset of acute disease with symptoms, including jaundice, dark urine, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Some subtypes, such as HBV and HCV, can lead to the prolonged elevation of serum transaminase level (longer than 6 months), a condition termed chronic hepatitis.

Subject: Hepatitis, Liver Diseases, Digestive System Diseases, Hemodialysis patients, Renal Dialysis, Renal Replacement Therapy, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C