Factors affecting responsiveness to hepatitis B immunization in dialysis patients

ASAN A., DEMIRHAN H., SORKUN H. C., OZKAN S., Aydin M., AKIN D., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.49, no.10, pp.1845-1850, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-017-1616-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1845-1850
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are widespread health problems all over the world and have high morbidity and mortality. Hemodialysis patients are more frequently exposed to these viruses as they have poor immune system and frequently undergo parenteral interventions. The vaccination against HBV prevents infection and it has been recommended for the prevention of HBV infection in all susceptible dialysis patients. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV infections and analyzed the factors affecting inadequate response to HBV vaccine in dialysis patients.