Failure of a reinforced triple course of hepatitis B vaccination in patients transplanted for HBV-related cirrhosis.

@article{Angelico2002FailureOA,
  title={Failure of a reinforced triple course of hepatitis B vaccination in patients transplanted for HBV-related cirrhosis.},
  author={Mario Angelico and Daniele di Paolo and Massimo O Trinito and Alessandra Petrolati and Antonio Araco and Settimio Zazza and Raffaella Lionetti and Carlo Umberto Casciani and Giuseppe Tisone},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={176-81}
}
Long-term immunoprophylaxis with anti-HBs immunoglobulins (HBIg) is used to prevent hepatitis B (HBV) reinfection after liver transplantation for HBV-related cirrhosis. This approach is highly expensive. A recent report proposed posttransplant HBV vaccination with a reinforced schedule as an alternative strategy to allow HBIg discontinuation. We investigated the efficacy of a reinforced triple course of HBV vaccination in 17 patients transplanted for HBsAg-positive cirrhosis 2 to 7 years… CONTINUE READING

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