SEN virus infection in patients on maintenance hemodialysis in eastern Taiwan

Tso Tsai Liu, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Li Yu Wang, Shih Yen Lo, Teng Yi Lin, Chi Tan Hu, Chih Hsien Wang, Te Chao Fang, Bang Gee Hsu

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Abstract

Objective: Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have a higher risk of viral hepatitis infection and this study investigates the prevalence of SENV-D and SENV-H viremia among hemodialysis patients in eastern Taiwan. Patients and Methods: Serum samples were obtained from 119 patients attending a hemodialysis center in eastern Taiwan, and from 43 patients undergoing health examinations. These were tested for SENV-D and SENV-H viremia using polymerase chain reaction. Results: The occurrence of blood transfusion (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hemodialysis
  • Prevalence
  • SEN virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Liu, T. T., Lin, H. H., Wang, L. Y., Lo, S. Y., Lin, T. Y., Hu, C. T., Wang, C. H., Fang, T. C., & Hsu, B. G. (2006). SEN virus infection in patients on maintenance hemodialysis in eastern Taiwan. Tzu Chi Medical Journal, 18(3).