Prevention of hepatitis B recurrence with indefinite hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) prophylaxis after liver transplantation.

Abstract

Liver transplantation for hepatitis B is followed by a high rate of recurrence some time after transplantation, resulting in poor outcome compared to liver recipients transplanted for other indications. Passive immunoprophylaxis with HBIG has been shown to decrease the rate of recurrence to 25-50%, but the intensity and length of treatment is still… (More)

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