Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnancy.

  title={Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnancy.},
  author={H H Tan and Hing Lui and W C Theodore Chow},
  journal={Hepatology international},
  volume={2 3},
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B is a considerable disease burden among Asians. Little is known about its disease behaviour in pregnant women. METHODS Clinical, laboratory and radiological data of pregnant and peri-partum females with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who were seen between years 1999 and 2004 were studied. Their progress was documented up to 6 months post-partum. This was compared with the age-matched and HBe status-matched, non-pregnant, female patients with chronic HBV… CONTINUE READING


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