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Hepatitis in dialysis: Dialysis patients awareness program on 28/7/2015

Dr Prem Kumar addressed the dialysis and pre dialysis patients. Dialysis pts are a high risk group for hepatitis infections and thus all are encouraged to protect themselves by getting vaccinated for hepatitis B. following up with antibody titers to ensure they have the immunity is stressed upon.

Hepatitis C and HIV have no vaccines available as of today and thus using preventive methods as single use needles, avoiding blood transfusions by taking erythropoiein injections, avaiding frequent travel between hemodialysis units is advised. After being exposed to the virus, the blood test will show infection only after 6 week.

Dr Sarita Thanked the speaker for his interactive and educative session.

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