Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 1997
Reinfection of the graft is a common problem after orthotopic liver transplantation for acute or chronic liver failure due to HBV infection.
In this study, researcher Ulrike Protzer and colleagues monitored viral markers in patients who were infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) before and after liver transplantation, analyzed pre-core/core-mutations, and identified the viral population causing reinfection.
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