oa South African Medical Journal - Hepatitis B virus-associated liver disease after renal transplantation

Volume 59, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A retrospective analysis of the first 200 recipients Of renal transplants at the Johannesburg Hospital showed that 23 (11.5%) were chronic carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and a further 10 (5%) had previously been exposed to the virus as evidenced by detectable concentrations of antibody to the hepatitis B surface antigen in their serum.

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