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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1195-1198
Pre-emptive treatment of Hepatitis B infection by lamivudine in two tunisian renal transplant recipients

Unity of Organ Transplantation, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

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Kais Harzallah
Unity of Organ Transplantation, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis 1002
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.121281

PMID: 24231483

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Infection with hepatitis B virus has a major implication for transplant recipients due to the risk of reactivation under immunosuppression, progression to chronic liver disease, development of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. We report two cases of renal transplantation patients who were hepatitis B surface antigen positive before transplantation and were treated by Lamivudine.

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