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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2014;87(6): 747-749.
혈액투석 환자에서 HbsAg의 자연소실
전지민1, 하종건2
1동래봉생병원 신장내과
2동래봉생병원 소화기내과
Spontaneous Clearance of Hepatitis B Surface Antigenemia in a Hemodialysis Patient
Ji Min Jeon1, Jong Kun Ha2
1Department of Nephrology, Dongrae BongSeng Hospital, Busan, Korea
2Department of Gastroenterology, Dongrae BongSeng Hospital, Busan, Korea
Corresponding Author: Ji Min Jeon ,Tel: +82-51-520-5622, Fax: +82-51-520-5639, Email: 59356815@hanmail.net
Received: February 17, 2014;   Revised: April 16, 2014;   Accepted: April 16, 2014.
ABSTRACT
The incidence of hepatitis B has been reported to be high in dialysis centers. Dialysis patients are at increased risk of acquiring hepatitis B due to their immunodeficient state, which impairs elimination of the hepatitis B virus; chronic dialysis patients rarely clear hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) spontaneously. Hepatitis B virus infection is associated with a high risk of hepatic complications. We report the case of a 66-year-old HBsAg-positive female patient who had undergone hemodialysis for 58 months due to end-stage renal failure and became HBsAg-negative followed by the development of hepatitis B surface antibody.
Keywords: Hemodialysis; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis B surface antigen
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