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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 536-538
Profile of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Jeddah

1 Department of Preventive Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Histopathology, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Abdullah Mohammed Y Al-Jiffri
King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, P.O.Box 40332, Jeddah-21499
Saudi Arabia
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To measure the prevalence of the most common causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we studied the records of 248 hemodialysis patients in the Jeddah Kidney Center in December 2000. We found that the majority of cases of ESRD were of unknown etiology (42.7%). Hypertension was the most common known cause (36.3%) followed by diabetes mellitus (14.5%). We conclude that hypertension and diabetes constitute the most frequently known causes of ESRD among hemodialyzed (HD) patients in the Jeddah region.

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