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Friday, September 9, 2011

Cancer, rheumatism drugs tied to hep B deaths

A number of people who had recovered from past hepatitis B infections died due to a sudden and acute reactivation of the virus in their bodies after taking newly introduced drugs to treat such conditions as rheumatism and blood cancer, according to health ministry research.

The people who died from fulminant hepatitis had weakened immune systems as a result of using new drugs to treat other conditions, according to a research team at the ministry and other sources.

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