Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 11th, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Transplantation, "use of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive donors for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) causes serious hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver morbidity and mortality in the recipient."
"We compared the effectiveness of anti-HBV therapy in 29 recipients who underwent HSCT using HBsAg positive marrow (group I) against a historical control group of 25 patients who received HBsAg positive marrow without pre-HSCT prophylaxis (group II)," C.K. Hui and colleagues,...
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