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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol Oncol > Volume 28(2); 2010 > Article
The Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 2010;28(2): 106-110. doi: https://doi.org/10.3857/jkstro.2010.28.2.106
Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation after Partial Hepatic Irradiation Alone: A Case Report
BoKyong Kim
Department of Radiation Oncology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. merdeglas@dankook.ac.kr
Reactivation of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a well-recognized complication in patients with chronic HBV infection who receive cytotoxic or other immunosuppressive therapy. In cases of patients treated by radiotherapy however, only a few of such reports exist and most of these include the patients previously treated by chemotherapy or transarterial chemoembolization. The results of this study point to a case of a patient with reactivation of HBV after radiotherapy alone. This study shows the possibility of HBV reactivation by partial hepatic irradiation alone hence, special attention should be paid to patients with HBV disease.
Key Words: Liver, Radiotherapy, Hepatitis B virus, Reactivation
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