Living donor liver transplantation from hepatitis B core antibody positive donors


KOBAK A. C. , KARASU Z. , KILIC M. , OZACAR T., TEKIN F., Gunsar F. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.39, no.5, pp.1488-1490, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.11.015
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1488-1490

Abstract

Liver allografts from donors previously exposed to hepatitis B virus (HBV) carry the risk of transmission of HBV infection to immunosuppressed recipients. However, exclusion of donor candidates with the serologic evidence of resolved hepatitis B-HBV surface antigen (HbsAg) negative and HBV core antibody (anti-HBc) positive-is not feasible in countries endemic for HBV.