Current management of hepatitis B virus infection before and after liver transplantation.

@article{Papatheodoridis2009CurrentMO,
  title={Current management of hepatitis B virus infection before and after liver transplantation.},
  author={G V Papatheodoridis and E Cholongitas and Athanasios J. Archimandritis and Andrew K. Burroughs},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={1294-305}
}
The progress in treatment against hepatitis B virus (HBV) has substantially improved the outcome of all HBV-infected patients. We systematically reviewed the existing data in the management of HBV transplant patients in order to assess the optimal regimen in the pretransplant setting, for post-transplant prophylaxis and for therapy of HBV recurrent infection. All data suggest that an effective pretransplant anti-HBV therapy prevents post-transplant HBV recurrence. Pretransplant therapy has been… CONTINUE READING