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Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus-associated hepatitis D virus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3207507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sera from 185 HBsAg carrier, pregnant Saudi women were tested for HBeAg, antibody to HBeAg (anti-HBe) and for antibody to hepatitis D virus (anti-HDV); 9.7% of the carrier mothers were anti-HDV-positive and the majority of them (94.4%) were anti-HBe-positive. Follow-up of 17 infants of anti-HDV-positive carrier mothers until about 7 months of age showed no evidence of perinatal transmission of HDV. Age-specific prevalence of anti-HDV in 280 Saudi carriers showed that infection with HDV is infrequent in infants and is mainly acquired during the second and third decades of life, which suggests that transmission of HDV is predominantly horizontal.
S Ramia; H Bahakim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de l'Institut Pasteur. Virology     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0769-2617     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Inst. Pasteur Virol.     Publication Date:    1988 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-16     Completed Date:  1989-02-16     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702442     Medline TA:  Ann Inst Pasteur Virol     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Hepatitis Antibodies / analysis
Hepatitis B / complications
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens / analysis
Hepatitis D / transmission*
Hepatitis Delta Virus / immunology
Infant, Newborn / microbiology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*
Saudi Arabia
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis Antibodies; 0/Hepatitis B Surface Antigens

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