Increased risk of developing chronic HBV infection in infants born to chronically HBV infected mothers as a result of delayed second dose of hepatitis B vaccination.

@article{Tharmaphornpilas2009IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of developing chronic HBV infection in infants born to chronically HBV infected mothers as a result of delayed second dose of hepatitis B vaccination.},
  author={Piyanit Tharmaphornpilas and Aim-orn Rasdjarmrearnsook and Saowanee Plianpanich and Pattaratida Sa-nguanmoo and Yong Poovorawan},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 44},
  pages={6110-5}
}
This two-stage study (cross-sectional and case-control) assessed the effects of delayed second dose HB vaccination on the risk of developing chronic HBV infection in infants born to chronically HBV infected mothers. 521 infants enrolled received the first vaccination by the end of the day after birth, without HBIG. 15 of these infants were chronically HBV infected. In the case-control comparison, controlling for HBeAg in the mother, the risk of an infant becoming chronically infected was 3.74… CONTINUE READING