Perinatal hepatitis B: update & recommendations.

  • Jane E Corrarino
  • Published 1998 in
    MCN. The American journal of maternal child…

Abstract

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most prevalent chronic infectious disease in the world, and should be better understood by nurses caring for families. Perinatal acquisition is the major cause of infection in infants and children. Without vaccine during infancy, 90% of infants born to women positive for the virus will go on to become lifelong carriers… (More)

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@article{Corrarino1998PerinatalHB, title={Perinatal hepatitis B: update & recommendations.}, author={Jane E Corrarino}, journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing}, year={1998}, volume={23 5}, pages={246-52; quiz 253} }