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Acta Médica Costarricense

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HERRERA-MUNOZ, Álvaro Adolfo. Guidelines for the management of Hepatitis B virus in chronic renal insufficiency and hemodialysis. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2008, vol.50, suppl.3, pp.68-70. ISSN 0001-6002.

The risk to acquire hepatitis B in patients with chronic renal insufficiency depends on the type and duration of the dialysis. The HBV can cause glomerulonephritis and renal injury related with polyarteritis nodosa. Prevention of the infection in these patients includes: protective measures during dialysis, differentiated schemes of vaccination, rigorous control of blood products used and serologic monitoring of patients and personnel.

Keywords : hepatitis B; renal insufficiency; dialysis Hepatitis B; CAPD; diálisis peritoneal crónica ambulatoria.

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