Efficacy of primary hepatitis B immunization in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


BACKGROUND Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) carry a high risk of hepatitis B virus (HIV) infection. The present study was conducted to see if prior routine hepatitis B vaccine received as a part of national immunization program could prevent HBV infection in these children. METHODOLOGY Ninety-six children with ALL were screened for HBV… (More)