De novo hepatitis B infection acquired during liver transplantation.

  title={De novo hepatitis B infection acquired during liver transplantation.},
  author={Paul John Gow and David John Mutimer},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={94 5},
Although the use of donor organs from patients negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) but positive for hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) is well known to have the potential to transmit hepatitis B to the recipient, routine screening of organ donors for HBcAb is not yet implemented in the UK. We investigated whether current organ donor screening for hepatitis B infection is effective in preventing de novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation. The database of the liver… CONTINUE READING