It is too early to evaluate mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B within 24 hours after delivery.

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Summary of "It is too early to evaluate mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B within 24 hours after delivery."

Song et al. found that administering nucleo(t)side analogue to HBV-infected mothers from the second trimester could further reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) than from the third trimester as indicated by HBV DNA. In this study, MTCT was defined as the serum seropositivity of hepatitis B surface antigen and HBV DNA in newborns within 24 hours after delivery. However, neonatal infection should be evaluated at 1-2 months after the 3rd dose of hepatitis B vaccine, that is, at least 7 months after delivery. Thus, the improper definition of MTCT would affect the reliability of the conclusion in this study. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: Journal of viral hepatitis
ISSN: 1365-2893


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