Prevalence, socio-demographic features and risk factors of Hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Southwestern Nigeria

@inproceedings{Anaedobe2015PrevalenceSF,
  title={Prevalence, socio-demographic features and risk factors of Hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Southwestern Nigeria},
  author={Chinenye Gloria Anaedobe and Adeola Fowotade and Chukwuma Ewean Omoruyi and Rasheed Ajani Bakare},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus is responsible for 50%-80% of Hepatocellular carcinoma cases worldwide. In Nigeria, vertical transmission remains a major route of Hepatitis B virus infection. Primary (vaccines and post-exposure prophylaxis) and secondary prevention of HBV transmission by appropriate sexual and sanitary practices are not yet optimal in the country yet measures for early detection (serological, molecular) and treatment of infected pregnant women is not a practice. This study aimed… CONTINUE READING

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