Activation of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) in Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) - Negative But Hepatitis B Core Antibody (Anti-HBc) - Positive Patients
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Individuals with resolved hepatitis B, characterized as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative and hepatitis B core antibody-positive, have latent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in their liver tissue. Cytotoxic chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation sometimes trigger the reactivation of latently infected HBV, resulting in de novo hepatitis B. Although de novo hepatitis B could cause acute liver failure or chronic hepatitis, an effective management strategy for de novo hepatitis B has not been well established. Risk factors and effective management for de novo hepatitis B will be clarified.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
HBsAg-negative but anti-HBc-positive patients with hematological malignancies treated at Kyoto University Hospital