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Abstract

Key Points

  • 1
    The outcomes of liver transplantation for patients with hepatitis are the best for any diagnosis.
  • 2
    Prevention of HBV re-infection is the key to excellent outcomes after liver transplantation.
  • 3
    The use of hepatitis B immunoglobulin to prevent HBV re-infection is effective, but costly and with side effects.
  • 4
    Effective prophylaxis against HBV re-infection can now be accomplished with combination nucleoside/nucleotide anti-virals.

Liver Transpl 14:S23–S26, 2008. © 2008 AASLD.