A. IRINONDO; J. M. PASTOR; V. HERMOSA; C. BELLO; M. A. GANDARILLAS; C. RICHARD; E. CONDE; J. GARIJO; A. ZUBIZARRETA
To the editor: Recently, the use of immune globulins for protection against viral hepatitis was reviewed (1). Nevertheless, there is little information about the amount of hepatitis B immune globulin needed in patients receiving transfusions of blood positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Moreover, there are no published data on use of the hepatitis B immune globulin in recipients of bone marrow transplants. We report the case of a patient negative for HBsAg who was successfully protected with hepatitis B immune globulin prophylaxis after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a donor positive for HBsAg.
A 46-year-old woman negative
IRINONDO A, PASTOR JM, HERMOSA V, BELLO C, GANDARILLAS MA, RICHARD C, et al. Protection Against Hepatitis B After Marrow Transplantation. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:293–294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-293_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):293-294.
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