Prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus carrier state.

Abstract

By means of passive and active immunization with hepatitis B immunoglobulin and hepatitis B vaccine, 396 of 407 babies born to hepatitis B antigen-positive carrier mothers, were protected from establishing the hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier state during a follow-up period of 12 months or longer. Four infants developed the HBV carrier state before the… (More)

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