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Characterization of occult hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection among hemodialysis patient

Abdul Rahman, Siti Nurul Fazlin and Hamzah, Hairul Aini and Mustafa, Imad Al-Deen and Hasmoni, Mohamed Hadzri (2017) Characterization of occult hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection among hemodialysis patient. In: "Medical Research Symposium: Research in Academia: the way forward", 9 August 2017, IIUM, Kuantan.

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Abstract

The existence of new entity called occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become a raising and escalating concern among healthcare professionals worldwide. It is defined by the presence of viral RNA in liver and/or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) within non HCV-infected patients. Previous study had shown the occult HCV is infectious and capable of transmitting the virus to another host. Till today, HCV infection remains common among hemodialysis patients despite having the best preventive plans. Because of this, there is a significant concern about the source of viral transmission. The aim of the study was to identify and characterize occult HCV infection in PBMC sample of hemodialysis patients. This was an observational and cross sectional study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5342/59086
Uncontrolled Keywords: The final findings might contribute to the clinical management of dialysis patients.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Hairul Aini Hamzah
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59086

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