Anna S.F. Lok, MD; Raymond H.S. Liang, MD; Hau-tim Chung, MD
To the Editors: We would like to report a case of recovery from chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection that had developed after bone marrow transplantation.
In February 1990, a 26 year-old-man was referred to us after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an anti-HBs- and anti-HBc-positive sister in August 1989. He developed rising alanine aminotransferase levels and became jaundiced with symptoms of acute hepatitis in May. He had not received a transfusion since September 1989. His only medications were cotrimoxazole and cyclosporine A. Blood tests on May 1 showed an alkaline phosphatase level of 134 IU/L (normal, less than
Lok AS, Liang RH, Chung H. Recovery from Chronic Hepatitis B. Ann Intern Med. ;116:957–958. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-11-957_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(11):957-958.
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