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dc.contributor.authorBorojevic, Branko-
dc.contributor.authorChauhan, Ayushi-
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Scott J-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Case Reports 2021; 14(7): e243526-
dc.description.abstractA 93-year-old man was admitted with 1 week of frank jaundice and abdominal pain. His medical history included diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with rituximab and cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin, oncovin and prednisolone (R-CHOP) chemotherapy 10 months prior. His investigations revealed marked hyperbilirubinemia with a total bilirubin of 355 μmol/L, along with a 17-fold elevation in alanine transaminase and impaired hepatic synthetic function. He tested hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) negative, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) positive and had elevated hepatitis B virus DNA level at 13 691 IU/L. This was in the setting of radiological evidence of suspected cirrhosis. He was later found to have tested positive for HBcAb and negative for HBsAg and HBsAb prior to chemotherapy, but had not received antiviral prophylaxis. He was diagnosed with fulminant hepatitis secondary to delayed hepatitis B reactivation in the setting of rituximab. Hepatitis B reactivation and the role of screening and antiviral prophylaxis in isolated HBcAb-positive patients is reviewed.-
dc.subjecthaematology (incl blood transfusion)-
dc.subjecthepatitis B-
dc.subjectliver disease-
dc.titleLiver failure from delayed hepatitis B reactivation in anti-HBc-positive patient following rituximab for B-cell lymphoma.-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.journaltitleBMJ Case Reports-
dc.identifier.affiliationGastroenterology and Hepatologyen
dc.identifier.affiliationGeneral Medicine-
dc.identifier.affiliationGeneral Medicine, Eastern Health, Box Hill, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.pubmedid34244190-, Scott J
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item.openairetypeJournal Article-
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