Hepatitis B and C infection in children undergoing chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation

Anna Rita Gigliotti, Francesca Fioredda, Raffaella Giacchino

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Abstract

Despite preventive measures, patients who have cancer or who undergo bone marrow transplantation remain at higher risk of viral infection since they often receive multiple blood products. This category of patients also includes subjects from countries that are highly endemic for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection and who travel to developed countries for specialized treatment. This review discusses the current opinions concerning the diagnostic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of hepatitis B and C virus infection in different groups of patients: children with chronic infection before chemotherapy, children infected during chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation, and patients with chronic infection after the end of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-192
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Interferon
  • Leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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