Risks of transplanting kidneys from hepatitis B surface antigen-negative, hepatitis B core antibody-positive donors.

@article{Satterthwaite1997RisksOT,
  title={Risks of transplanting kidneys from hepatitis B surface antigen-negative, hepatitis B core antibody-positive donors.},
  author={R Satterthwaite and I Ozgu and Hamid Shidban and Sirwan Aswad and V Sunga and R Zapanta and P Asai and Thom Bogaard and U Khetan and Robert Mendez},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={432-5}
}
BACKGROUND As the number of patients on the United States kidney transplant list increases, investigation into the utility of transplanting organs formerly considered marginal or undesirable has intensified. Using kidneys from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive donors is thought to place recipients at excessive risk of graft failure, morbidity, and mortality. However, the risks of using kidneys from HBsAg-negative but hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb)-positive donors have not been… CONTINUE READING

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