Successful HBsAg clearance without bone marrow transplantation in a patient with B-cell chronic leukemia

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Successful HBsAg clearance without bone marrow transplantation in a patient with B-cell chronic leukemia (EN)

Katsanos, K.H.
Christodoulou, D.
Theopistos, V.
Tsianos, E.V.

We report the case of a 55-year-old man diagnosed with Bcell chronic lymphocytic leukemia five years ago and hepatitis B three years ago who succeeded in HBsAg clearance with interferon-a 2a (4.5 MU/ three times a week) followed by lamivudine monotherapy without any kind of transplantation.At the last follow up, the patient showed HBV clearance (HBeAg negative, HBsAb positive, HBcore positive) and undetectable HBV-DNA. This is to the best of our knowledge the first case of a patient with B-cell chronic leukemia and chronic hepatitis B viral infection who succeeded in serum HBV clearance. (EN)

Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Gastroenterologiki Company (EN)

2009-07-10


Annals of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 22, No 3 (2009); 201-202 (EN)



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