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Impact of pre-existing hepatitis B infection on the outcomes of kidney transplant recipients in the United States.

Authors
  • Reddy, Pavani Naini
  • Sampaio, Marcelo Santos
  • Kuo, Hung-Tien
  • Martin, Paul
  • Bunnapradist, Suphamai
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Publisher
American Society of Nephrology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
6
Issue
6
Pages
1481–1487
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.09201010
PMID: 21566110
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a recent era (2001 to 2007), HBV-infected renal recipients were not at higher risk for kidney failure or death; however, they remain at higher risk of liver failure compared with HBV- recipients.

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