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Optimal management of HBV infection during pregnancy.
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PMID:  23286864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnancy presents a unique and important challenge. Over 50% of chronic HBV carriers in endemic areas acquire infection vertically from their mothers. More importantly, over 90% of perinatally acquired infections progress to chronic HBV infection. Thus, management of chronic HBV during pregnancy and strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission is an important step in eradicating or reducing the global burden of chronic hepatitis B. In addition, chronic HBV infection in pregnancy presents a unique clinical challenge because of the complex relationship between the physiological changes of pregnancy and the pathophysiological response to HBV. This review will present the current knowledge and a practical approach to management of HBV in pregnancy.
Authors:
Teerha Piratvisuth
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  33 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1478-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Liver Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160857     Medline TA:  Liver Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, NKC Institute of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.
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