Characteristic pattern of reactivation of hepatitis B virus during chemotherapy for solid cancers.

@article{Hagiwara2012CharacteristicPO,
  title={Characteristic pattern of reactivation of hepatitis B virus during chemotherapy for solid cancers.},
  author={Satoru Hagiwara and Toshiharu Sakurai and Shinichi Nishina and Kaoru Tanaka and Masafumi Ikeda and Kazuomi Ueshima and Yasunori Minami and Tatsuo Inoue and Norihisa Yada and Satoshi Kitai and Masahiro Takita and Tomoyuki Nagai and Sousuke Hayaishi and Tadaaki Arizumi and Ah-Mee Park and Hiroshi Munakata and Naoshi Nishida and Masatoshi Kudo},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={541-6}
}
OBJECTIVE A number of studies have reported reactivation of hepatitis B during intensive immunosuppressive therapy such as cases of hematological malignancy, whereas little has been reported for characteristics of reactivation triggered by chemotherapy for solid cancer. METHODS A total of 130 patients underwent chemotherapy for treatments of common solid cancer between May 2011 and May 2012 at Kinki University Hospital. Among them, 27 patients were suspected for a past infection of hepatitis… CONTINUE READING