, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 225-229
Date: 02 Aug 2012

Transient reactivation of occult hepatitis B virus infection despite lamivudine prophylaxis in a patient treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Abstract

A female patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who tested positive for surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus and negative for hepatitis B core antibody experienced a reactivation of occult HBV infection 20 months after rituximab discontinuation despite lamivudine prophylaxis covering the 4 months of rituximab administration and the subsequent 12 months.