Malnutrition inflammation index in chronic haemodialysis patients with or without hepatitis C virus infection

Fardous Abdel Fattah Ramadan, Nancy Abdel Fattah Ahmed, Salah Elshahat Aref, Mona Abdel Ghani El Husseini
2020 Egyptian Liver Journal  
Hepatitis C virus infection is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. Both chronic hepatitis C and chronic kidney disease are common and serious diseases; this work aimed to determine the clinical impact of HCV infection on malnutrition inflammation index score in chronic kidney disease patients. This study was conducted on 96 patients on haemodialysis. They were divided into two groups. The first group was composed of 46 patients who were on maintenance haemodialysis and
more » ... aemodialysis and had chronic hepatitis C. The second group was composed of 50 patients on haemodialysis who were negative for hepatitis C. Results: HCV-infected patients were associated with higher malnutrition inflammation score values (10% had MIS 16-20) compared to non-infected patients (2% only had MIS 16-20). Conclusion: The prevalence of malnutrition was higher in the HCV-positive than the HCV-negative group.
doi:10.1186/s43066-020-00026-y fatcat:rvvdunsrijb2lk5jvsm7e2vzda