Hepatitis B-positive donors in renal transplantation: increasing the deceased donor pool.

@article{Pilmore2012HepatitisBD,
  title={Hepatitis B-positive donors in renal transplantation: increasing the deceased donor pool.},
  author={Helen Pilmore and Edward J. Gane},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={205-10}
}
It is reasonable to transplant HbsAg-positive kidneys into recipients who are themselves hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) positive with appropriate antiviral treatment after transplantation. Although there are limited data regarding the hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission risk following transplantation of kidneys from HbsAg-positive donors into HBV-immune recipients, current literature suggests that the risk of chronic infection in the recipient can be prevented by using antiviral agents or… CONTINUE READING
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