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Screening and Prophylaxis to Prevent Hepatitis B Reactivation: Other Populations and Newer Agents.

Sasadeusz J, Grigg A, Hughes PD, Lee Lim S, Lucas M, McColl G, McLachlan SA, Peters MG, Shackel N, Slavin M, Sundararajan V, Thompson A, Doyle J, Rickard J, De Cruz P, Gish RG, Visvanathan K
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia; University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia. Electronic address: j.sasadeusz@mh.org.au.

Abstract

Because of the relatively high prevalence of both hepatitis B infection and various forms of autoimmune inflammatory diseases treated with aggressive immunotherapy, reactivation of hepatitis B occurs in a substantial number of patients. The risk of reactivation depends on the degree and duration of immunosuppression. A large number of drug treatments have resulted in reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection and, based on the mechanisms and extent of immunosuppression, recommendations for some of the newer classes of immunosuppressive drugs are provided.

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  • Journal: Clinics in liver disease
  • Published: 01/08/2019
  • Volume: 23
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: 521-534

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