Treatment of hepatitis B reinfection after liver transplantation.

  title={Treatment of hepatitis B reinfection after liver transplantation.},
  author={Susanne Beckebaum and Vito Rosario Cicinnati and Guido G H Gerken and Christoph Erich Broelsch},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  volume={58 5},
Patients with chronic replicative hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in the absence of prophylactic antiviral therapy have a high risk of graft reinfection. Serial monitoring of serum HBV DNA and HBV sequence analysis, especially of the polymerase and the "a" epitope of the surface antigen, may be a… CONTINUE READING