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Prevention of Hepatitis B Recurrence after Liver Transplantation

Wojciech G Polak, Andrzej Gladysz, Katarzyna Rotter

Ann Transplant 2005; 10(3): 11-16

ID: 433649

Over the last decade significant improvement in patient and graft survival has been observed after liver transplantation for hepatitis B virus
(HBV)-related liver disease, mostly because of efficient prophylaxis against hepatitis B reinfection. This review discusses different approches in prevention of hepatitis B recurrence in liver recipients including new concepts as vaccination against hepatitis B after liver transplantation. Based on available data combined prophylaxis with hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and lamivudine is currently recommended prophylaxis for HBV recurrence after liver transplantation.

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