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Abstract

ANTIBODY RESPONSES OF HBV VACCINATION AMONG THE HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IN AL-KHOMS TEACHING HOSPITAL, AL-KHOMS, LIBYA

Kamal Faraj Zaed* and Aboubaker Alasga

ABSTRACT

Patients with Haemodialysis (HD) are at higher risk for acquiring Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections than the general population. Previous study shows that Libya is a developing country of approximately 6 million people, belongs to the intermediate endemicity countries to HBV. The aim of the present study was to observe the Antibody responses to HBV vaccination among the HD patients in Al-khoms Teaching Hospital, Al-khoms, Libya. Present study on Anti HBs among the HD patients result reveals the vaccination improves the immunity among the HD patients. Male with HD and vaccination have higher immunity than the female cases. Similarly, rural people with the same HD and HBV vaccination expressed higher antibody titre value than the urban cases. In addition, patients with more number of HD in a week give good immunity. Control of HBV infection is extremely important.

Keywords: Titre value, HBV Vaccination, Haemodialysis patients, Antibody responses.


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