|Title:||Hepatitis B and C in Renal Transplantation in Taiwan||Authors:||HU, REY-HENG
HUANG, MING- TE
|Issue Date:||1994||Journal Volume:||v.26||Journal Issue:||n.4||Start page/Pages:||2059-2061||Source:||TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS||Abstract:||
Hepatitis B is a well-known disease that can be transmitted during blood transfusion and organ transplantation. Chronic liver disease due to hepatitis B is also known to have more aggerssive behavior in renal transplant recipients than in the general population. 1-3 Because the behavior of hepatitis B is more clear, the nowly identified hepatitis C attraccts more and more attention both in general population and in the field of organ transplantation. Whether hepatitis C will be transmitted through organ transplantation and whatd is the course after transplantatdion demand further study. Hepatitis B is common in Taiwan, and almost all adults in Taiwan have been exposed to HBV; about 15% become chronic carriers. 4,5 For hepatitis C a study of unselected blood donors showed that anti-HCV positive rate is 4.2% in general population of Taiwan , which is a fewfold greater than reports from other countries. 6-8 Hepatitis C positive rates are also reported to be very high in patients under maintenance hemodialysis. 5,7,9-11 Serum anti-HCV positivity also implies that there is viremia as reported from some institutions.5,12,13 Thus, it is interestion to know what the conditions of hepatitis B and C are in renal transplantations in Taiwan. In this article we reviewed rttrospectively the serologic markers for both hepatitis B and C in the 72 renal trans plant recipients at the Notional Taiwan University Hospital from April 1988 to October 199.#0693#
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