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Se Jin Chung
Samsung Medical Center
VirologyAntibodyHepatitis BHBsAgImmunosuppressionKidney transplantationHepatitis B virusDiabetes mellitus
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Nowadays, intensive immunosuppressive therapy including rituximab is commonly used prior to kidney transplantation (KT), raising concerns over hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation among hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative and anti-hepatitis B core (HBc)-positive KT recipients. Recent practice guidelines suggested watchful monitoring or antiviral prophylaxis for the first 6-12 months, the period of maximal immunosuppression. However, the actual risk for HBV reactivation, and whether shor...
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