Hepatitis B vaccine in pregnancy: maternal and fetal safety.

@article{Levy1991HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B vaccine in pregnancy: maternal and fetal safety.},
  author={Micha Levy and Gideon Koren},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          227-32
        }
}
Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B (HB) virus occurs if the mother has had acute HB infection during late pregnancy or in the first months postpartum, or if the mother is a chronic HB antigen carrier. Vertical transmission from chronic carriers exceeds 90% and accounts for up to 40% of the world chronic carriers in endemic areas. Hepatitis in pregnancy is not associated with increased abortion rate, stillbirth, or congenital malformation. However, prematurity seems to be increased if… CONTINUE READING
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