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Vertical transmission of HBsAg in Alexandria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2133907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 735 pregnant women at delivery and their babies were screened for HBsAg to assess the vertical transmission of HB virus infection. The carrier rate among pregnant women was 5%, evidence of intrauterine transmission reached 8.1% and that of perinatal transmission was 33.3% The most important factors affecting the carrier rate in mothers were the social class, parity, injections, dental manipulation and hospitalization. Nevertheless, among the factors increasing the rate of materno-fetal transmission were the presence of "e" Ag, high titer of HBsAg in mothers serum, cord blood antigenaemia, age of the mother, prolonged duration of labour and breast-feeding.
A G Farghaly; E M Hassan; S Gawish; A Kotkat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0013-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-09     Completed Date:  1992-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505602     Medline TA:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Country:  EGYPT    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University.
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MeSH Terms
Carrier State / immunology
Fetal Blood / immunology
Hepatitis B / immunology,  transmission*
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis B Surface Antigens

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