Hepatitis B reactivation following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: Case report and review of the literature

B. A. Martin, J. M. Rowe, P. A. Kouides, J. F. DiPersio

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Abstract

A case of hepatitis B reactivation following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute myelogenous leukemia is reported. The presence of hepatitis B surface antibody prior to transplantation indicated previous infection with hepatitis B. The presence of hepatitis B surface antigen was first detected 21 months after transplantation. Testing for hepatitis B reactivation was prompted by the development of acute hepatitis B in the patient's spouse. Screening for hepatitis B infection may be helpful when abnormal liver function tests develop after bone marrow transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Hepatitis B
  • Transplantation

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