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Recommendations for Avoiding Reactivation of Hepatitis B After Chemotherapy

Purpose:

To identify a patient prior to cancer therapy who is at risk for hepatitis B reactivation.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

B16, B18, C81, C96

Description:

A patient with chronic hepatitis B is at risk for disease reactivation and fulminant hepatitis if treated for cancer. The mortality rate in these patients if untreated is high.

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