Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 10th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Annals of Hematology, "preemptive lamivudine in lymphoma patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy can effectively prevent chemotherapy-related HBV reactivation. Nevertheless, the safety profile after withdrawal of lamivudine and the impact of rituximab-containing chemotherapy on HBV reactivation has not been defined."
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