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      Hepatitis G and Erythropoietin Therapy in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

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          Infection with GB virus C (GBV-C) in patients with chronic liver disease or on maintenance hemodialysis in Indonesia.

          RNA of a non-A to E hepatitis virus identified recently and designated provisionally GB virus C(GBV-C), was sought in patients in Indonesia by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction with nested primers deduced from a helicase-like region. GBV-C RNA was detected in 32 (55%) of 58 patients on maintenance hemodialysis at a frequency significantly higher (P < 0.001) than that in seven (5%) of 149 patients with chronic liver disease. Co-infection with hepatitis C virus was observed in 26 (81%) of the 32 patients on hemodialysis and in five (71%) of the seven patients with liver disease who were infected with GBV-C. Complete identity was observed in a sequence of 100 base pairs in the helicase-like region for GBV-C cDNA clones from some patients on maintenance hemodialysis. These results indicate that the patients on hemodialysis would be at high risk for GBV-C infection, which would be transmitted by transfusion and patient-to-patient routes.
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            NEF
            Nephron
            10.1159/issn.1660-8151
            Nephron
            S. Karger AG
            1660-8151
            2235-3186
            1998
            August 1998
            29 July 1998
            : 79
            : 4
            : 507
            Affiliations
            Departments of a Nephrology and b Bacteriology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
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            45114 Nephron 1998;79:507
            10.1159/000045114
            9689184
            © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

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