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Prediction of Hepatitis B Virus Recurrence After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Purpose:

To identify a transplant candidate with hepatitis B viral infection at risk for recurrence after liver transplantation.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

B16, B18

Description:

Patients with hepatitis B viral infection may have disease recurrence after orthotopic liver transplantation. Certain factors favor recurrence, while others factors reduce the risk. The immunosuppression required to prevent rejection can favor infection once initiated.

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