Diagnostic tools in the evaluation of patients with viral hepatitis undergoing liver transplantation

R. Leon, M. De Medina, E. R. Schiff, R. P. Gonzalez-Peralta, J. Y.N. Lau

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Abstract

Familiarity with the diagnostic parameters of vital hepatitis is imperative in the liver transplantation arena. Chronic viral hepatitis B and C are among the most common categories of end-stage liver disease. The preoperative diagnosis, determination of recurrent infection, and the assessment of antiviral therapeutic efficacy are dependent on appropriate virological testing. Furthermore, liver transplant personnel are at a high risk for parenterally transmitted viral hepatitis infection. Knowledge and understanding of the serological patterns of acute end chronic viral hepatitis, as well as recognition of the immune status for one or more of these viruses, will facilitate prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis for these health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-103
Number of pages10
JournalLiver Transplantation and Surgery
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology

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