Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 7th, 2005
According to a study from Turkey, "failure of prophylaxis for hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence in liver transplant patients with HBV immunoglobulin (HBIG) or lamivudine or both can be associated with rapid development of liver failure."
"Some of these patients develop a devastating clinicopathological state characterized by jaundice and rapidly progressive liver failure or fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis. We present two liver transplant recipients who experienced HBV recurrence while they were under lamivudine and HBIG prophylaxis," wrote S. Akay and colleagues, Ege...
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