Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and liver disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: a report of 30 cases.

@article{Locasciulli1990HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and liver disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: a report of 30 cases.},
  author={Anna Locasciulli and Andrea Bacigalupo and Maria Teresa van Lint and Liliana Chemello and Patrizia Pontisso and Domenico Occhini and Cornelio Uderzo and Howard M. Shulman and Bernard Portmann and A M Marmont},
  journal={Bone marrow transplantation},
  year={1990},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
Among 145 consecutive patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for leukemia or aplastic anemia. 30 (21%) were found positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum either before or after BMT. Their serologic profile and clinical outcome are described. Nine out of 30 patients were HBsAg positive before BMT: four were chronic carriers… CONTINUE READING