Risk of Hepatitis B Reactivation After Bone Marrow Transplantation With Prior Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Exposure

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 24, 2011
Last updated: December 29, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether preemptive nucleoside analogue therapy or regular virologic monitoring is the preferred method in management patients with prior exposure to hepatitis B vius (HBV) and undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Risk of Hepatitis B Reactivation After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Donors and Recipients With Prior HBV Exposure

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HBV reactivation (defined as detectable HBV DNA >20 IU/mL) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    From date of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) to 2 years after HSCT.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Serum and plasma for hepatitis B virus genotypic, virologic and serologic testing

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc-positive
HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc-positive subjects undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)

Detailed Description:
Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation has been documented in bone marrow transplantation recipients who are hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative but with serologic evidence of prior exposure to HBV. However detailed prospective studies documenting the incidence of reactivation and the virologic and serologic kinetics of reactivation are lacking. The investigators prospective study proposes to follow-up 50 such bone marrow transplant recipients with all serologic and virologic parameters monitored every 4 weeks. Patients with detectable HBV DNA will be started on nucleoside analogue therapy. The optimal method and duration of monitoring will also be determined from our study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients referred for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Hong Kong

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented HBsAg-negative HSCT recipient with or without antibody to the hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs).
  • Documented anti-HBc (total)-positive.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant liver diseases including chronic hepatitis C and D infection, Wilson's disease, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • Significant alcohol intake (>30 grams per day)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01481649

Hong Kong
Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Wai-Kay Seto, MRCP The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

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Responsible Party: The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01481649     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HKCTR-1422, HKCTR-1422
Study First Received: November 24, 2011
Last Updated: December 29, 2014
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The University of Hong Kong:
hepatitis B

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
DNA Virus Infections
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Hepadnaviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 01, 2015