Acute hepatitis B virus after chemotherapy for a case with germinoma

T. Uesaka, T. Inamura, K. Ikezaki, A. Nakamizo, K. Yoshimoto, S. Inoha, M. Fukui

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A 28-year old man with HCG-producing germinoma had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy. On admission for the fifth session of maintenance chemotherapy, he was found to be positive for hepatitis B (HB) s antigen, but negative for HBs antibody. HBs antigen had been negative during previous admissions. Since liver function was normal, the patient underwent chemotherapy. During myelosuppression after chemotherapy, liver dysfunction developed and acute HB was diagnosed. He fortunately showed seroconversion 2 months after onset. Serum immunological examinations are required for patients receiving chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-469
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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