Lamivudine vs placebo or no treatment in preventing the transmission of hepatitis B virus during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Lamivudine vs placebo or no treatment in preventing the transmission of hepatitis B virus during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis."

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a severe health problem, especially in developing countries. Almost 45% of the population lives in highly endemic areas, where the most common form of transmission is mother to child transmission (MTCT). Administration of antiviral therapy has been established. Nevertheless, its efficacy still remains controversial.


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Name: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ISSN: 1878-3503


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