Vaccination and transient hepatitis B surface antigenemia

  title={Vaccination and transient hepatitis B surface antigenemia},
  author={Dhanya S Mohan and Mohammed Railey and Mona Al Rukhaimi},
  booktitle={NDT plus},
Hepatitis B vaccination is mandatory for all hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative hemodialysis (HD) patients with low hepatitis B surface antibody titers. We report a case of transient hepatitis B surface antigenemia, detected incidentally, in an HD patient after the second dose of Hepatitis B vaccine. The patient had to be isolated on a separate HD machine, in a separate room, until further investigations ruled out a true hepatitis B virus infection. This led to further unnecessary… CONTINUE READING