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Hepatitis viral markers in patients undergoing primary liver transplants

Lewis, JH and El-Ashmawy, L and Ramsey, GE and Bontempo, FA and Rochlani, M and Demetris, AJ and Van Thiel, DH and Starzl, TE (1993) Hepatitis viral markers in patients undergoing primary liver transplants. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 38 (3). 457 - 461. ISSN 0163-2116

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The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence in liver transplant (OLTx) patients of the hepatitis markers (anti-A, anti-B, anti-C, anti-D and HBsAg) and the interrelationships between markers and patients' sexes, ages, dates of transplant, clinicopathological diagnoses, and short-term survivals. Slightly more than half of the patients were male. Anti-A and anti-B were about evenly distributed between male and female. Anti-C, anti-D, and HBsAg were far more common in males. Age and year of transplant showed only a moderate increase in anti-A with increasing age. Anti-A was found in 57% of all patients, anti-B in 18%, anti-C in 17%, and HBsAg in 17%. Anti-D was tested only in patients who were positive for anti-B or HBsAg and occurred in 21 (11%) of 185. The poorest short-term survival occurred in males who showed both anti-A and HBsAg. © 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lewis, JH
El-Ashmawy, L
Ramsey, GE
Bontempo, FA
Rochlani, M
Demetris, AJ
Van Thiel, DH
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 March 1993
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume: 38
Number: 3
Page Range: 457 - 461
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/bf01316499
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0163-2116
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062113349, Starzl CV No. 1545
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:26
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 16:55


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