PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION AMONG HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IN SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE

Authors

  • Abed El Kader Y. Elottol Department of Medical Sciences, University College of Science and Technology-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine
  • Akram Altaher University College of Science & Technology (UCST)- Khan Yunis Governorate https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4467-312X
  • Asma R. Al-saqqa Department of Medical Sciences, University College of Science and Technology-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine
  • Ghadeer S. Abu Teba Department of Medical Sciences, University College of Science and Technology-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine
  • Amany S. Al-Jamal Department of Medical Sciences, University College of Science and Technology-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine
  • Nozha S. Abu Taha Department of Medical Sciences, University College of Science and Technology-Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v3i1.80

Keywords:

Haemodialysis, Cytomegalovirus, Risk Factors, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Abstract

Introduction: End-Stage Renal Disease patients (ESRD) on maintenance Haemodialysis (HD) are at high risk of acquiring Cytomegalovirus (CMV). The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of CMV infection among HD patients from Nasser's medical complex and Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital Southern Gaza strip. Methods: This study was an analytical cross-sectional from March to September 2019. Serum samples were taken from 96 patients (51.1% of them from Nasser medical complex and 48.9% of them from Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital), analyzed for CMV-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) by using the Chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) techniques, questionnaire, and Virological identification. Results: CMV-IgG was detected in 80 patients (83.3%), were 16 patients (16.7%) were CMV IgG Negative. The prominent risk factors were HD duration time, Receiving Injection, and previous blood transfusion. Conclusion: The prevalence of CMV infection among HD patients in the Southern Gaza strip was very high. We recommend that HD patients should be vaccinated against CMV.

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Published

2021-03-01

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Elottol, A. E. K. Y. ., Altaher, A., Al-saqqa, A. R. ., Abu Teba, G. S. ., Al-Jamal, A. S. ., & Abu Taha, N. S. . (2021). PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION AMONG HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IN SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 3(1), 269–278. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v3i1.80

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