Antibody responses after hepatitis B vaccination among maintenance haemodialysis patients

In haemodialysis patients, hepatitis B virus infection has higher mortality and is more likely to result in the carrier state. Although Hepatitis B vaccine is effective in producing protection against HBV infection, the antibody response may be variable. In this study, seroprotection rate of hepatitis B vaccine in maintenance haemodialysis patients was studied after primary vaccination and after completion of the full vaccine regime. 50 unvaccinated patients on maintenance haemodialysis were included in this study.


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