Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Reinfection After Liver Transplantation With Entecavir
Prevention of HBV Reinfection After Liver Transplantation Using Entecavir Monotherapy After Short-term HBIg Administration: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to determine whether hepatitis B immunoglobin can be discontinued early after hepatitis B virus (HBV) induced liver transplantation and be replaced by the nucleoside analogue entecavir to prevent hepatitis B reinfection.
Entecavir monotherapy after short-term HBIg therapy for patients transplanted for hepatitis B induced end-stage liver disease; in case of prior lamivudine treatment, tenofovir will be added to the reinfection prophylaxis
Inclusion Criteria: liver transplantation for hepatitis B induced endstage liver disease absence of coinfection with HIV and HCV female and male patients >= 18 years of age Exclusion Criteria: any evidence of other causes for endstage liver disease patients that do not fulfill the criteria for liver transplantation