Aim: To evaluate the long-term histological outcome of patients transplanted for HBV-related liver disease and given HBIg prophylaxis indefinitely after LT. Methods: Forty-two consecutive patients transplanted for hepatitis B were prospectively studied. HBsAg, HBV-DNA and liver function tests were evaluated in the serum 3, 6 and 12 mo after LT and then yearly. LB was obtained 6 and 12 mo after LT and yearly thereafter. Chronic hepatitis (CH) B after LT was classified as minimal, mild, moderate or severe. Results: HBV recurred in 7/42 (16.6%) patients after 6-96 mo of follow-up. A hundred and eighty-seven LB were evaluated. Four of 7 patients with graft reinfection, all with unknown HBV DNA status before LT, developed cirrhosis at 12-36 mo of follow-up. Of the 122 LB obtained from 28 HBsAg+/HCV- recipients with no HBV recurrence after LT, all biopsies were completely normal in only 2 patients (7.1%), minimal/non-specific changes were observed in 18 (64.2%), and at least 1 biopsy showed CH in the remaining 8 (28.5%). Twenty-nine LB obtained from 7 patients transplanted for HBV-HCV cirrhosis and remaining HBsAg- after LT revealed recurrent CH-C. Actuarial survival was similar in patients with HBsAg+ or HBsAg- liver diseases. Conclusion: Though protocol biopsies may enable the detection of graft dysfunction at an early stage, the risk of progression and the clinical significance of these findings remains to be determined.

Targhetta, S., Villamil, F., Inturri, P., Pontisso, P., Fagiuoli, S., Cillo, U., et al. (2006). Protocol liver biopsies in long-term management of patients transplanted for hepatitis B-related liver disease. WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 21(12), 1706-1712 [10.3748/wjg.v12.i11.1706].

Protocol liver biopsies in long-term management of patients transplanted for hepatitis B-related liver disease.

Fagiuoli S;
2006

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the long-term histological outcome of patients transplanted for HBV-related liver disease and given HBIg prophylaxis indefinitely after LT. Methods: Forty-two consecutive patients transplanted for hepatitis B were prospectively studied. HBsAg, HBV-DNA and liver function tests were evaluated in the serum 3, 6 and 12 mo after LT and then yearly. LB was obtained 6 and 12 mo after LT and yearly thereafter. Chronic hepatitis (CH) B after LT was classified as minimal, mild, moderate or severe. Results: HBV recurred in 7/42 (16.6%) patients after 6-96 mo of follow-up. A hundred and eighty-seven LB were evaluated. Four of 7 patients with graft reinfection, all with unknown HBV DNA status before LT, developed cirrhosis at 12-36 mo of follow-up. Of the 122 LB obtained from 28 HBsAg+/HCV- recipients with no HBV recurrence after LT, all biopsies were completely normal in only 2 patients (7.1%), minimal/non-specific changes were observed in 18 (64.2%), and at least 1 biopsy showed CH in the remaining 8 (28.5%). Twenty-nine LB obtained from 7 patients transplanted for HBV-HCV cirrhosis and remaining HBsAg- after LT revealed recurrent CH-C. Actuarial survival was similar in patients with HBsAg+ or HBsAg- liver diseases. Conclusion: Though protocol biopsies may enable the detection of graft dysfunction at an early stage, the risk of progression and the clinical significance of these findings remains to be determined.
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Anti-HBs immunoglobulins; Hepatitis B virus; Liver biopsy; Liver transplantation;
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Targhetta, S., Villamil, F., Inturri, P., Pontisso, P., Fagiuoli, S., Cillo, U., et al. (2006). Protocol liver biopsies in long-term management of patients transplanted for hepatitis B-related liver disease. WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 21(12), 1706-1712 [10.3748/wjg.v12.i11.1706].
Targhetta, S; Villamil, F; Inturri, P; Pontisso, P; Fagiuoli, S; Cillo, U; Cecchetto, A; Gianni, S; Naccarato, R; Burra, P
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