Hepatitis B immune globulin and HBV-related liver transplantation

@article{Akay2008HepatitisBI,
  title={Hepatitis B immune globulin and HBV-related liver transplantation},
  author={Sinan Akay and Zeki Karasu},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={1815 - 1822}
}
Post-transplant hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence prophylaxis is a sine qua non of liver transplantation for HBV-related liver disease because of high rate and aggressive course of HBV recurrence. Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) is a polyclonal immune globulin solution obtained from plasma, donated by individuals with high titres of anti-HBs (hepatits B antibody). Although it was being used for postexposure prophylaxis against HBV since 1974, its use in post-transplant propyhlaxis of HBV… Expand
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