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Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis in Dialysis Patients: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

  • Michel Jadoul
  • Chantal Cornu
  • Charles van Ypersele de Strihou

Abstract

The concept of non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) developed as accurate serologic tools became available to recognize various etiologic agents of hepatitis such as the hepatitis A and B viruses, the Epstein Barr virus and the cytomegalovirus (1). NANBH was recognized in the 80’s as the most common type of post-transfusion hepatitis (2). In hemodialysis patients, it emerged as the main cause of liver dysfunction once the spread of hepatitis B in dialysis units was controlled (3, 4).

Keywords

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Autoimmune Hepatitis Virus Antibody Recombinant Immunoblot Assay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Jadoul
    • 1
  • Chantal Cornu
    • 2
  • Charles van Ypersele de Strihou
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NephrologyUniversity of Louvain Medical SchoolBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Division of VirologyUniversity of Louvain Medical SchoolBruxellesBelgium

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