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Hepatitis B reactivation after chemotherapy: two decades of clinical research

Overview of attention for article published in Hepatology International, March 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 230)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Hepatitis B reactivation after chemotherapy: two decades of clinical research
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Hepatology International, March 2008
DOI 10.1007/s12072-008-9056-3
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George K. K. Lau


Hepatitis due to hepatitis B virus reactivation after cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapy is a serious cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality. With the characterization of the underlying pathogenesis, much progress in the management of this important clinical problem has been made in the past 2 decades. By year 2008, it is mandatory to screen for hepatitis B surface antigen status before initiating intensive chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy. All those who are hepatitis B surface antigen positive should be started on preemptive nucleos(t)ide analogues. However, there remains important issues, such as the type and duration of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy, which need to be understood. As not all hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients will suffer from HBV reactivation, it is therefore useful to identify risk factors related to HBV reactivation so that patients will not be treated unnecessarily with nucleos(t)ide analogues. To date, a high baseline level of viral replication, as reflected by high serum HBV DNA level, positive serum hepatitis B e antigen, and a high intrahepatic covalently closed circular DNA level, is the most important predictor for HBV reactivation. Recently, there has been an increased awareness of reactivation of occult hepatitis B virus, especially in hepatitis B virus endemic area, such as the Asia-Pacific region. Careful epidemiological study will be needed to clarify the impact of occult hepatitis B infection in patients treated with cytotoxic or immunosuppressive therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 32%
Other 3 16%
Student > Master 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Other 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 63%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%

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