Hepatitis C And Hemodialysis | Dr. Ravi Bhadania

During hemodialysis, the body remains at high risk of getting infected by the hepatitis C virus. HCV infection during the condition of the patient in which he must remain under regular dialysis causes the chances of survival of the patient to diminish. Two main reasons for the increased risk of death of a patient on regular dialysis are liver diseases and cardiovascular disease. If the patient who is on maintenance hemodialysis gets infected by hepatitis C, there is a higher risk of complication to undergo the transplant in comparison with the patient who is not infected. Therefore, the presence of HCV in dialysis patients may delay the transplant procedure and extend the period for which the patient must stay on dialysis. In this blog, we will learn about certain things associated with hepatitis C and hemodialysis.

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