Immunosuppression-mediated hepatitis B reactivation diagnosed following an investigation into suspected transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B.

Abstract : In August 2006, the regional unit for nosocomial infection control (ARLIN) was notified of a case of symptomatic acute hepatitis B (HBV) infection in an immunosuppressed 87-year-old patient who had received a blood transfusion five months previously. Immunosuppression for the treatment of a variety of conditions is increasing. Immunosuppressed patients should be investigated for previous HBV infection and given pre-emptive therapy where indicated. We report our experience investigating a case of HBV reactivation in an immunosuppressed patient. We describe the investigation and highlight the continued need for vigilance for HBV reactivation in immunosuppressed patients who may present to a range of clinicians.
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N. Floret, J. P. Cervoni, F. Sheppard, M F Leconte Des Floris, F. Duchêne. Immunosuppression-mediated hepatitis B reactivation diagnosed following an investigation into suspected transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B.. J Hosp Infect, 2013, 83 (3), pp.244-6. ⟨10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.005⟩. ⟨hal-00802862⟩

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